Last week I was out running errands in St. Thomas and my temperature warning light came on – total panic! I pulled over and my car was overheating. After it cooled down, I went right in to the local service center to have them take a look. The service advisor told me my water pump was leaking and needed to be replaced. I was told water pumps just wear out and that you need to replace them because they pump the coolant that cools the engine.
I was also told that they checked out my radiator hoses, serpentine belt and tensioner and that they were OK. But I was overdue for changing my coolant – like, embarrassingly overdue. I didn’t realize there was a schedule in my vehicles owner manual for when to change my coolant. The service advisor said that the coolant actually becomes corrosive over time and could damage my radiator, head gaskets, intake manifold gaskets, heater core, metal cooling pipes, expansion (frost) plugs, etc. That’s why The Auto Guys recommends changing the fluid on schedule.
So, they replaced the coolant with the kind my car maker recommends. While I was at The Auto Guys I learned there are different kinds of coolant and you need to use the right one – and I was on my way. It feels good knowing my cooling system is healthy and I don’t need to worry about it.
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The Auto Guys
135 South Edgeware Rd.
St. Thomas, ON N5P 4C4