Engle Automotive
Auto Repair in Loveland

808 North Denver Ave.
Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 635-9760

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Hours of Operation
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday - Friday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday
Closed
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Coolant System Repairs

Coolant System Repairs

Engine coolant loses some of its protective qualities after a period of time. This is why you should replace the engine coolant at 30,000 mile intervals if your engine has the traditional coolant (the green stuff) and 60,000 mile intervals for most extended life coolants (the red stuff).

Some manufacturers will state 100,000 mile intervals for extended life coolant but in reality it should be replaced more often. When this service is performed, the entire cooling system is inspected to determine if hoses or other components need replacement. Coolant hoses are recommended to be replaced every 4 years, regardless of how many miles they have on them.

A water pump is an important part of the engine cooling system. A water pump moves the engine coolant (antifreeze) through the engine cooling system, thus providing the coolant circulation between the radiator and the engine.

A water pump is usually installed on the engine cylinder block. It pulls cooled-down coolant from the radiator and pushes it through the passages (water jackets) in the engine cylinder block and the cylinder head and again out of the engine and into the radiator. This helps to keep the engine from overheating; the hot coolant passes through the radiator where it cools down and then returns back to the engine.

Water pump problems
Typical water pump problems include coolant leaks, noisy or defective bearing, damaged or corroded impeller. Faulty water pump might cause the engine to overheat, which can result in serious engine damage. If defective, a water pump is replaced as a unit.

Is it worth to replace a water pump when a timing belt is being replaced?
Sometimes you might be suggested to replace the water pump at the same time the timing belt is being replaced. In cases when a water pump is driven by a timing belt it's worth to do because it involves very little extra labor, plus, a water pump is subject to wear anyway. As long as the original parts are being used, I'd recommend to go for it.

Our knowledgeable service advisors will be happy to provide answers for all your auto repair needs. To schedule an appointment, get a Free Estimate or any questions please call (970) 635-9760 or Contact Us.

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