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Coolant/Antifreeze Service At Duffy's Repair Service

Anyone that drives a car in Ashland knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine! Good car care requires keeping your SUV cooling system in good condition. A vehicle’s cooling system circulates water and antifreeze (coolant) through the engine where it absorbs heat. It then flows to the radiator where the water and antifreeze are cooled by the air that flows over the radiator. Then it circulates back into the SUV’s engine to absorb more heat. Why shouldn’t Ashland auto owners just use water? Because water boils at temperatures that are often reached inside of an engine. Steam won’t cool your SUV…

Cool Running In Ashland

Your browser does not support video Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don’t hear much any more about cars overheating. That’s because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn’t mean you can’t overheat your SUV engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself on the side of the interstate in Ashland waiting for your SUV engine to cool down. When you service your cooling system at Duffy’s Repair Service, your service professional will check the condition of the coolant. It can become corrosive over time, which can damage a radiator — leading to an overheated engine. Changing the coolant periodically is good car care. Your SUV owner’s manual can give you guidelines on how often to replace it. If your engine overheated, your friendly service specialist will also check your coolant system for leaks. Check the…

Cooling System Components

Today we want to talk about a very important system in our cars – the cooling system. It’s one of those things that you don’t give much thought to until it fails and then you’re stranded by the side of the road. Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system – usually because of neglect. Don’t you hate it when something breaks, and you could have done something to prevent it? The good news is that if you take care of your cooling system it can keep working for the life of your car. Here at AutoNetTV, we emphasize preventive maintenance services like replacing your coolant according to the factory schedule. But the various parts that make up the cooling system need attention too. The major components of the cooling system are the water pump, freeze plugs, the thermostat, the radiator, cooling…

Keeping Your Engine Cool In Ashland, Virginia

The cooling system keeps Virginia car owners’s engines from overheating while they are driving around Ashland, Henrico and Ashland. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let’s talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen. The radiator is the part most Ashland car owners associate with the cooling system. Coolant flows through the radiator which has fine cooling fins that draw the heat out of the coolant and dissipate it into the air. To make sure there’s enough airflow over the radiator, a fan pulls air over the cooling fins even when the SUV is idling. In some SUVs, the fan is powered by the serpentine belt. On others, an electric motor runs the fan. Electric fans turn on and off as needed. You may have heard the fan kick on shortly after you turn…

Coolant Antifreeze Service In Ashland Virginia

You may know that most automotive failures in Ashland Virginia are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause for vehicle failure? Nope, it’s not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But, if you take good care of your coolant system, it will take good care of you. A car’s engine creates a lot of heat – so much heat, that if it is not properly cooled, the engine can lock up, resulting in massive damage and repair bills. But when everything is working right, your engine operates at the proper temperature and all is well. Without antifreeze in your cooling system, the water could freeze and cause engine damage. This could be very expensive, not to mention inconvenient. The right mix of water and antifreeze protects the engine against damage from freezing and overheating. Antifreeze also protects the coolant system…

Coolant Service at Duffy's Repair Service

Ashland drivers’ cars have to operate in a wide range of Virginia temperatures which requires our engine coolant to be able to perform ‘no matter what’. Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive… And all the while, it has to protect the components of the cooling system from corrosion. These components are made from steel and aluminum, plastics and rubber. The coolant has to be formulated to protect against corrosion for all of these different materials. That’s why auto manufacturers recommend different types of anti-freeze for our Ashland, Virginia vehicles. There are several different ‘families’ of anti-freeze available to us here in Ashland, Virginia. Your owners’ manual will tell you what kind you should use. Of course, the automotive professionals at  Duffy’s Repair Service will know the right kind for your car. It’s…

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  • Duffy’s Repair Service

    9974 Lickinghole Road
    Ashland, VA 23005

  • Phone: 804-798-5922

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