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  • Coolant Service at The Muffler Doctor

    Sunday 26 August 2018

    KANSAS CITY residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of MO temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it has to protect the components of the cooling system from corrosion. These components are made from steel and aluminum, plastics and rubber. The coolant has to be formulated to protect against corrosi... read more

  • Cool Running in KANSAS CITY

    Tuesday 15 May 2018

    Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself on the side of the road in KANSAS CITY waiting for your vehicle engine to cool down.When you service your cooling system at The Muffler Doctor, your techni... read more

  • Cooling System Components

    Tuesday 08 May 2018

    Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles – the cooling system. It's one of those things that KANSAS CITY auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in MO.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system – usually because of neglect. Don't you hate it when something breaks and you could have done something to prevent it?The good news is that if KANSAS CITY drivers take car... read more

  • Coolant/Antifreeze Service at The Muffler Doctor

    Sunday 25 March 2018

    Anyone who drives a car in KANSAS CITY knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine! Good vehicle care requires keeping its cooling system in good condition.A vehicle's cooling system circulates water and antifreeze (coolant... read more

  • Water Pump

    Monday 15 January 2018

    Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat the water pump The water pump's like the heart of your cooling system, circulating the fluid throughout your vehicle. It's a small pump that's driven by the engine; usually by belt, but sometimes by a chain or gear.The water pump only operates... read more

  • Engine Hydration for KANSAS CITY Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

    Tuesday 03 October 2017

    The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating through your engine.The water pump is driven by a belt, chain or gear and only operates while the engine is running. It has a limited life span and sooner or later will have to be replaced. Yo... read more

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