(FORMERLY BAUER'S AUTO REPAIR)
1790 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703
Fellows Auto Repair
Cooling System Flush & Fill
An overheating engine can cause major damage to various components and cost you a significant amount of time and money to fix...
Approx. Time: 60 Minutes
The Basics Behind Cooling System Flush & Fill Services at Fellows
In your vehicle, fuel is converted into heat energy, which means the internal temperatures in your engine compartment can increase dramatically in a short period of time. If your engine overheats, it can cause major damage to various components and cost you a significant amount of time and money to fix. The efficiency of a cold engine is low in comparison to a warm engine, and cold engines are prone to pollution. Your vehicle’s cooling system helps maintain a constant internal temperature. Ethylene glycol is mixed with water to make antifreeze, which is used in cooling systems to regulate your engine’s temperature. Your engine’s coolants must be capable of withstanding cold temperatures without freezing and warm temperatures without boiling. Aside from maintaining constant engine temperatures as it passes through the cooling system, antifreeze prevents corrosion and lubricates engine components to ensure that everything moves and performs properly. A cooling system flush is necessary for maintaining proper performance levels.
Why Should You Have Cooling System Flush & Fill Services Performed at Fellows?
Since antifreeze helps regulate your engine’s internal temperature, it is important to check antifreeze levels often. Coolant levels should only be checked when the engine is completely cool because engine coolant can be hot enough to burn. Significantly lowered coolant levels usually mean you have a leak, or your engine is running too hot. Driving your vehicle on old engine coolant is a leading cause of cooling system failure. The purpose of any cooling system flush is to rid your vehicle of its old antifreeze. Our service staff can drain antifreeze from your radiator, flush out your cooling system, and add new antifreeze to your radiator. We are happy to do cooling system flushes on vehicles of all makes and models, and our knowledgeable service staff will approach your cooling system flush and fill with complete competence to deliver quality repairs.