Proper cooling system preparation helps prevent customers from getting stranded.
What replaces the conventional water pump and thermostat is electronic thermostats and electric water pumps.
One bad hose can cause an engine malfunction. This video is sponsored by Continental.
When a compressor fails the question for most technicians is whether to flush the condenser or replace it.
Vehicle manufacturers work to maximize cooling system efficiency to manage temperature while using less engine power.
OEMs are carefully scrutinizing and squeezing every engine component for maximum efficiency.
The test monitor reads all relevant serial data parameters passing through the ECM.
Andrew Markel discusses the limited lifespan of thermostats, and how that makes it necessary to replace the thermostat as part of a cooling system task.
Reading engineering papers tends to be a boring exercise, but they do give technicians a new perspective on how a common automotive cooling system could actually be improved.
Andrew Markel explains how dried out coolant can break down and cause scale in certain components of the cooling system.
Given the current range of extended maintenance intervals, it’s safe to say that your shop might see Grandma’s 2011 Volkswagen Jetta only when its oil life monitor indicates the need for an oil change.
Auto manufacturers are continuing to increase fuel economy and power output by changing how the cooling system operates. Make sure you’re up to date on modern cooling system technology.