Cooling System Service in St. Catharines, ON
Your automobile's cooling system is a type of heat exchanger that transfers heat from the warm coolant that streams through it to the air blown by the fan. The cooling system is generally made from light weight aluminum, which is flattened into sheets and curved into a tube. If your cooling system stops working or wears out, it can make for an uncomfortable driving experience. If you feel that your car or truck is overheating, you can come to Boyd Automotive & Tire in St. Catharines for a cooling system service today.
How does a cooling system work?
Boyd Automotive & Tire's owner Stu Boyd only hires the best for their shop, and our award-winning local technicians are all very familiar with your vehicle's cooling system. Whether you drive a Toyota, Honda, Ford, or Hyundai, most cooling systems work in the same way. Warm coolant, or antifreeze, streams into the aluminum cooling system and cools the liquid down. The automobile's fan aids in cooling the hot coolant down, and helps the liquid go down to the engine. This cycle repeats as you drive to keep your engine from overheating. Cooling systems, in some cases, consist of a turbulator, or a fin that increases the turbulence of the coolant going through the cooling system. Creating turbulence means that even more of the coolant liquid will be exposed to the tube, therefore eliminating even more heat and cooling down the fluid much faster.
As the cooling system ages, mineral deposits from the coolant liquid builds up, which can obstruct the circulation of fluid through the system. This will create pressure in your vehicle's cooling system, which can harm the water pump, tubes, and thermostat. If you have not brought your vehicle in for servicing in a while, you can also come to Boyd Automotive & Tire for oil changes, fluid services and tune-ups, transmission repair, and more. We can also replace your water pump or thermostat if needed.
How do I know if my automobile needs a cooling system service?
Here are some indicators that your car might need a cooling system service:
- The temperature level gauge reads hot.
If the temperature gauge on your dashboard constantly runs hot, your vehicle is either running low on coolant fluid or there is an issue with your cooling system.
- Cooling system discoloration or corrosion.
If your cooling system is leaking, warm coolant fluid can break out and come down on engine parts. The liquid will bubble up and evaporate, leaving some discoloration which can lead to corrosion. If you notice any discoloration on your vehicle parts, don't hesitate to bring your car to Boyd Automotive & Tire in St. Catharines. We will perform a full inspection of your car and let you know if any additional services are needed, such as transmission repair and oil changes, fluid services and tune-ups.
- Coolant leakage.
If you see an intense green, sometimes yellow or pink, fluid dripping from your car or truck, there is likely a problem with your cooling system.
If steam billows out from under your hood, your automobile is overheating which most likely suggests a cooling system problem.
If you are experiencing several of these signs, it is imperative that you bring your car or truck in for a cooling system service immediately. If you live in Ontario Province, you can come to Boyd Automotive & Tire.
Your expertly trained and ASE certified Shop for Cooling System Repair
Here at Boyd Automotive & Tire in St. Catharines, ON, L2S 0B3, we are experts in all things auto repair and can repair your cooling system efficiently and cost-effectively.
Here are some reasons why you should choose us:
- Locally owned and operated since 2002
- Only OEM and OEM-approved parts/components
- Shuttle on all services, loaner on major service, free towing (limited)
- Alternative payment options (see our financing page)
- Our diverse team is sure to have an expert in the make and model of your vehicle
We have a review score of 5 based on reviews from 5 satisfied customers.
We've been fixing cars since 2002 and prioritize top-quality customer service above all else. Our mission is to exceed your expectations by earning your trust, and providing the most reliable, honest, and courteous service available in the market today. If you are in St. Catharines or surrounding areas, feel free to call us at 905-685-5821 or use our website to schedule an appointment!