When you drive, the parts within your engine generate friction, and that friction creates heat. Your engine is most efficient when it’s warmed up but that doesn't mean you want it too hot! The correct temperature is maintained by many engine cooling parts, including the radiator, cooling fans, the water pump, a thermostat, coolant fluid, a pressure cap, and an overflow tank reservoir.
The water pump helps stabilize engine heat by sending coolant into the engine block to absorb the engine's heat. The heathen goes past a thermostat, which maintains the engine coolant temperature. Next, the coolant flows to the radiator to release the heat. The coolant then returns to the engine block to repeat the cycle.
When something is wrong within the cooling system,heat cannot escape the engine compartment, leading to an overheated engine. Engines can overheat for several reasons, such as a cooling system leak, a faulty radiator fan, a failed water pump, or a sticking thermostat.
Routine coolant exchanges and radiator maintenance from Lincoln Park Auto Repair Service can help keep your engine from overheating. If your vehicle shows overheating symptoms.