You are here: Home Cooling



Important Summer Tip in Phoenix,
Keeping Our Car Cool To Avoid Those Costly Auto Repairs

Your vehicle can register a temperature of 4,500 degrees if the cooling system isn’t effective. The water pump forces the coolant through the passages of the engine block to absorb the excess heat. The water pump is powered by belts that need replacement so they don’t break. If the belts break the pump will stop, the engine will overheat and the engine will seize. You now have the expense of replacing the engine.The freeze plug is another part we don’t think about with the cooling system. It expands and contracts with the temperature and protects the engine block from cracking.

The thermostat regulates the flow of the coolant based on the temperature of the vehicle. This prevents the vehicle from extremes. This is especially important in cold weather. Something we don’t see very often in Phoenix. At least we don’t see extreme cold weather.

There are two tanks that hold your coolant and in Phoenix we need to make sure we have enough coolant in our vehicles. The first tank is at the top of the radiator and the second tank is an overflow tank. When the coolant expands, it goes into the overflow tank. It helps to regulate the flow of the coolant. It is good to keep the proper level in this tank.

Then there is the radiator cap. This is never touched. It is on the tank at the top of the radiator. When adding coolant, it is added to the overflow tank. The radiator cap is a pressure cap. If the vehicle overheats, the cap releases excess pressure.

The cooling system has a fan to make sure that air moves through the radiator when the car is not moving. On some cars this fan is powered by belts. This system also has hoses. Here in Arizona rubber dries out. Replacing hoses and belts can help keep your cooling system healthy. It is also good to check the type of coolant your vehicle requires. Check your manual or bring it to us at Hi-Tech Car Care to get you ready for your summer travel in Phoenix.

Recent Reviews

by Chad Every on Hi-Tech Car Care

Call with your problem. Ask questions.Get answers. Ask for a professional. These guys just saved me thousands of $$dollars$$. I did not need a new trans just help over the phone...

by Sonja Duckstein on Hi-Tech Car Care

Hi-Tech is exactly as its name says-a hi tech car repair shop! This shop is fantastic and completely reliable. You do not have to worry that they are adding unnecessary charges...

by Amanda V. on Hi-Tech Car Care

When we walked in we were immediately professionally greeted with bottled water and sodas. Very friendly!!! We had an appt. with Jim and he was so courteous and helpful! Because...

Page 1 of 12:
Hi-Tech Car Care Hi-Tech Car Care Yelp Rating 56 reviews Powered by Yelp
2924 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Otis's Auto Repair Blog

Engine Repair in Phoenix- Replace or Repair? Which is best for you?

Finding out that you need an engine repair is always bad news and invo

February 21, 2018 read more

Brake Line Repair in Phoenix – 5 Things You Should Know

A brake line repair is one of the most important fixes when it comes t

February 7, 2018 read more

Radiator Repair – How to Get the Best Service at the Best Price

When a vehicle overheats, it's a sign that you need a radiator repair.

January 24, 2018 read more

Transmission Repair – How Do You Know You Really Need it?

There are lots of things car owners don’t want to hear from their mech

January 10, 2018 read more