Monthly Archives: August 2019

Cooling System Service At Kacal's Auto & Truck Service

Cooling System Service At Kacal's Auto & Truck Service

Last week I was out running errands in Houston and my temperature warning light came on – total panic! I pulled over and my car was overheating. After it cooled down, I went right in to my Houston service center to have them take a look. My friendly and knowledgeable service advisor told me my water pump was leaking and needed to be replaced. He said water pumps just wear out and that you need to replace them because they pump the coolant that cools the engine. He told me they checked out my radiator hoses, serpentine belt and tensioner and that they were OK. But I was overdue for changing my coolant – like, embarrassingly overdue. I didn't realize there was a schedule in my vehicle owner's manual for when to change my coolant. My Houston service advisor said that the coolant actually becomes corrosive over time and c ... read more

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