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There is a system within your car that you likely don’t think about until it needs repairs. That’s the cooling system. It works through a group of parts functioning properly together. Any one of these parts malfunctioning or not performing at their top performance can affect the rest of the system.
Your vehicle’s cooling system is made up of a cooling fan, water pump, thermostat, radiator, heater core, heater valve, and a few other small parts. These all work together to dispel the heat created within the engine and remove it. This is an especially important process for the heat inside the engine. If too much heat collects inside the engine it can overheat. The heat can build up in many different areas of the engine and when it finally reaches the top temperature it can operate under, the cooling process begins.
Once that peak operating temperature is reached, the thermostat within the engine opens to allow antifreeze to leave the engine and head to the radiator. This starts the circulatory flow which soaks up the extra heat. Additionally, the antifreeze keeps the rest of the fluids in the engine from reaching extreme temperatures. Whether it's a high temperature leading fluids to boil or a low temperature leading fluids to freeze, the antifreeze plays a major role in the overall temperature of your vehicle’s engine.
After the antifreeze has made its way through the engine, it continues on to the radiator. In the radiator the heat it’s controlling can escape through the walls of the radiator. Then, the antifreeze must return to a cooler temperature. This is done by the cooling fan. Once the antifreeze is cooled enough, it returns back to the engine to redirect more heat.
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