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4 Cooling System Maintenance Myths Debunked

Your car’s cooling system is essential, not only for keeping your ride comfortable, but also in keeping the engine cool and your car performing at its best. Unfortunately, there are several common myths regarding cooling system maintenance. Keep reading to discover several common cooling system maintenance myths and why you should stop believing them today!

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Myth 1: The Cooling System Doesn’t Need Servicing

Many think of the cooling system as just a nicety compared to other important vehicle parts and often skip regular cooling system maintenance. However, the truth is the cooling system is not a maintenance-free component. An issue with any cooling system component could result in major engine damage, so it’s important to keep up with regular cooling system maintenance.

Myth 2: Small Leaks are Not an Issue

Any leak within your vehicle is cause for concern, no matter the size or the culprit. All leaks should be addressed immediately, as leaks can often lead to other, more serious issues, such as an overheating engine.

Myth 3: All Coolants are the Same

Not all coolants are made equal for every car. The coolant your cooling system needs varies depending on your car’s make and model. Consult your owner’s manual or your local auto repair shop to help you determine the best coolant for your vehicle.

Myth 4: Water is the Best Coolant

While water does regulate temperature well, your car’s cooling system requires a mixture of water and coolant. Using only water as your coolant can lead to rust and corrosion within your car’s engine and other important parts, which can lead to more serious issues.

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At Custom Complete Automotive, our certified technicians are prepared to help you with all of your auto heating and cooling system maintenance needs. To learn more about our cooling system repair services, or to schedule an appointment at one of our locations in Missouri, contact our team today!

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Eric Riddles

Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.

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