Cooling your vehicle this summer

Your vehicle’s cooling system is vital to engine performance and survival. To keep your vehicle running at its best, it is crucial that every component is functioning correctly. Ensure your cooling system is inspected and that any worn parts are replaced before they cause a breakdown.
Your vehicle’s cooling system is vital to engine performance and survival. To keep your vehicle running at its best, it is crucial that every component is functioning correctly. Ensure your cooling system is inspected and that any worn parts are replaced before they cause a breakdown.

The Radiator uses fresh air to help cool the coolant circulated around the engine. All Flokool Radiators are covered by a 2 Yr., 50,000km warranty for peace of mind.

The belt driven Water Pump circulates coolant through the cooling system. This should be inspected regularly for leaks.

The Thermostat uses a wax element to help regulate coolant temperature in the engine. This should be replaced during every coolant change.

The Radiator Cap helps regulate the pressure of your vehicles cooling system. When was the last time you replaced yours?

The Cooling Hose helps enable the flow of engine coolant transferred around the motor. Worn hoses can develop leaks and cause overheating. Ensure all your cooling hoses are inspected at every service.

Hose Clamps are designed to secure the cooling hose over the fitting or outlet. This prevents any fluid flowing through the hose from leaking.

The Overflow Bottle/Expansion Tank, stores extra coolant for the radiator to draw from. In some cases it controls pressure in the radiator. Ensure these are inspected regularly for cracks and leaks.

Electric Thermo fans can give your cooling system an additional boost of cooling power during the summer months.

The drive belt is an important part of the engine. It runs many vital accessories that keep your vehicle running. Ensure your belts are checked regularly for cracks and wear.

On Vehicles with a mechanical fan, the fan clutch disengages when the engine temperature is cold and ensures correct fan speed when required. Is your vehicle overheating in traffic? Make sure to have your fan clutch inspected.

The fan is a crucial part of the cooling system, drawing airflow through the radiator to reduce engine temperature. A worn or damaged fan blade will cause overheating.

Whenever a Drive belt is replaced, ensure the Belt Tensioner is replaced also, a worn tensioner reduces the life of new belt by 50%.