The cooling system in your BMW, MINI or Audi is an extremely vital system to ensure your engine stay operational. Its entire purpose is to maintain the temperature of your engine for optimum performance. An engine that is too cold does not burn clean and can cause damage to the engine. An engine that gets too hot will fail in multiples of ways. Today’s cooling systems are comprised of a lot of plastic components, rubber hoses, some aluminum components, and coolant/antifreeze fluid.
Every time you start and stop your vehicle the plastic under the hood goes from cold to hot to cold. This is called heat cycling. Heat cycling plastic will make its structural integrity deteriorate. Combine this with the amount of heat now under the hood from most turbocharged engines, electric water pumps, all aluminum engines and problems will arise.
Due to fuel economy standards set by the government all vehicle manufactures now use plastic where possible. Since you cannot get away from plastic and it is here to stay, we need to know how to live with it. Here at Broad Stroke we recommend having your vehicle inspected every 6 months of 6k miles to ensure no problems are around the corner. Catching an issue early on will end up saving you time and money in the long run, especially when it comes to engine repairs which can be costly.
If you suspect there is a problem with the cooling system, you may begin to notice that your vehicle’s engine is running rough and is overheating. Another symptom is a sweet almost maple syrup smell while your vehicle is running. As soon as you notice anything strange with your vehicle’s engine, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle into our master certified technicians for an inspection and diagnostics. Our shop has the latest tools and technology to accurately diagnose and repair any cooling system issue.
At Broad Stroke in Snohomish, WA, we are known as the most courteous, most knowledgeable, most experienced, and most thorough auto repair in the area. We offer an outstanding 3-year 36k warranty on all parts and labor for services and repair. We also offer a free shuttle service and have loaner vehicles available when needed.
If your vehicle needs a cooling system repair, bring your vehicle into the experts here at Broad Stroke Associates.
Common Cooling System Repairs:
- Water Pump
- Radiator Hoses
- Expansion Tank
- Battery (Yes Battery)
- Cooling Fan