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Did you know that your vehicle’s cooling system not only protects the engine from summer’s hot temperatures, but also from winter’s freezing weather? Make sure your engine is adequately protected with a properly functioning cooling system. Regular radiator service will help prevent untimely engine problems (such as overheating). Avoid an emergency radiator repair and keep the cooling system running at peak efficiency during the cold days of winter.

Here are a few tips to prepare your vehicle for winter:

  • Check Fluid Levels –. Make sure that the level of coolant in the radiator tank is correct, as well as the reserve or overflow tank. Your radiator repair technician will know the right mixture of antifreeze coolant to add. For protection against below-zero temperatures, you will want at least a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water.
  • Drain and Flush -- Over time, antifreeze becomes acidic and loses its effectiveness. Dirt and contaminants build up, restricting the flow of the antifreeze/coolant. Ask a professional radiator service technician to advise you as to when you should drain the radiator and refill with fresh coolant. The entire system may need to be flushed before changing the coolant.
  • Check Caps -- Check the radiator cap and water outlet cap for cracks or other damage and replace as needed. It may be smart to replace the caps whenever you drain or flush the radiator system.
  • Check Hoses -- Frequently inspect all of the hoses and tubes that lead to the water pump, thermostat and overflow tank for cracks or cuts that may result in antifreeze leaks. Because hoses become dry and brittle, a radiator repair technician may advise to replace them every three or four years to prevent bursting.
  • Check the Tanks -- Visually inspect the radiator and overflow tanks every few months. It is easier to repair small pinholes or punctures before they become larger cracks.

Remember: Scheduling a radiator service before winter arrives is pretty cheap insurance to protect your vehicle!

Need to find professional radiator repair? Contact our ASE-certified technicians at Rum River Automotive by calling (763) 389-3811 or Contact Us for more information. Our radiator service serves vehicle owners in Princeton, MN and in the surrounding areas of Milaca, MN, and Zimmerman, MN.

Get ready for winter's cold temperatures with a timely radiator service. Prevent a costly radiator repair by following the winter maintenance tips.

Did you know that your vehicle’s cooling system not only protects the engine from summer’s hot temperatures, but also from winter’s freezing weather? Make sure your engine is adequately protected with a properly functioning cooling system. Regular radiator service will help prevent untimely engine problems (such as overheating). Avoid an emergency radiator repair and keep the cooling system running at peak efficiency during the cold days of winter.

Here are a few tips to prepare your vehicle for winter:

  • Check Fluid Levels –. Make sure that the level of coolant in the radiator tank is correct, as well as the reserve or overflow tank. Your radiator repair technician will know the right mixture of antifreeze coolant to add. For protection against below-zero temperatures, you will want at least a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water.
  • Drain and Flush -- Over time, antifreeze becomes acidic and loses its effectiveness. Dirt and contaminants build up, restricting the flow of the antifreeze/coolant. Ask a professional radiator service technician to advise you as to when you should drain the radiator and refill with fresh coolant. The entire system may need to be flushed before changing the coolant.
  • Check Caps -- Check the radiator cap and water outlet cap for cracks or other damage and replace as needed. It may be smart to replace the caps whenever you drain or flush the radiator system.
  • Check Hoses -- Frequently inspect all of the hoses and tubes that lead to the water pump, thermostat and overflow tank for cracks or cuts that may result in antifreeze leaks. Because hoses become dry and brittle, a radiator repair technician may advise to replace them every three or four years to prevent bursting.
  • Check the Tanks -- Visually inspect the radiator and overflow tanks every few months. It is easier to repair small pinholes or punctures before they become larger cracks.

Remember: Scheduling a radiator service before winter arrives is pretty cheap insurance to protect your vehicle!

Need to find professional radiator repair? Contact our ASE-certified technicians at Rum River Automotive by calling (763) 389-3811 or Contact Us for more information. Our radiator service serves vehicle owners in Princeton, MN and in the surrounding areas of Milaca, MN, and Zimmerman, MN.

Troy Minske
Rum River AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Princeton, MN

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101 4th Ave N, Princeton, MN 55371763-389-3811info@rumriverauto.com
Mon:8:00am - 5:30pm
Tue:8:00am - 5:30pm
Wed:8:00am - 5:30pm
Thu:8:00am - 5:30pm
Fri:8:00am - 5:30pm
Sat:Closed
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