Vehicle Cooling System Repair
If the components of your vehicle cooling system need attention, bring it into Bighorn Automotive as soon as possible. The last thing you need to worry about is your engine overheating and causing a breakdown. Cooling systems consist of a complex network of parts and we will make sure all of them work properly.
Just because the air conditioning or heater is out in your vehicle doesn’t mean the entire unit needs to be replaced. Often, the problem is a simple fix (swapping out a fan motor, replacing a fuse, etc).
Faulty belts and hoses are one of the cheapest fixes that, if left unchecked, can have terrible consequences. A faulty belt or hose can cause you to lose steering, lose your car’s electronics, or cause your engine to overheat. Each car has a different recommended interval for replacing belts and hoses. Replacing a few belts pales in comparison to losing an entire engine.
Without a functional radiator, our cars and trucks wouldn’t go a half-mile without overheating. If you see your engine temperature gauge start creeping up, bring your vehicle in. You might simply be low on radiator fluid; you may need a radiator flush to remove rust and corrosive elements hindering your vehicle’s cooling systems; or maybe there’s a leak in your radiator or hoses that need to be fixed. The point is, your car can be overheating for any number of these reasons. If you see the gauge creeping up or, unfortunately, see steam coming out from under the hood, get your car to our shop and we’ll make sure you don’t overheat your engine beyond repair.
Across your vehicle, there are a number of systems that rely on lubricating, coolant, and hydraulic fluid to keep your car going. Over time, these fluids will break down, become dirty and contaminated, or simply run dry and will need to be flushed and replaced.
Nothing is more annoying than seeing the signs of a leak under your car and not knowing where it’s coming from. Don’t keep scratching your head. Bring your vehicle in, and let us diagnose the source of the leak before it does costly damage to your vehicle.
Your radiator is the key part of your vehicle’s cooling system. It prevents your engine from overheating and damaging key components. If your vehicle is overheating, or if you notice steam coming from under your engine, we recommend you bring it in immediately. Oftentimes, coolant problems are easy fixes but if left unchecked, they can cause major damage.
The water pump is an integral part of your vehicle’s coolant system and uses an impeller to circulate water and coolant through the system to prevent the engine from overheating. Eventually, the components in your water pump will fail. If your engine temperature is rising, bring your vehicle in and let Bighorn Automotive diagnose the exact problem.