Last week I was out running errands in Evanston 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 Evanston service center to have them take a look. My service advisor at Doc Able’s Auto Clinic, Inc. 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 owner’s manual for when to change my coolant. My Doc Able’s Auto Clinic, Inc. service professional said that the coolant actually becomes corrosive over time and could damage my radiator, head gaskets, intake manifold gaskets, heater core, metal cooling pipes, expansion (frost) plugs, etc. That’s why Doc Able’s Auto Clinic, Inc. recommends changing the fluid on schedule.
So, Doc Able’s Auto Clinic, Inc. replaced the coolant with the kind my recommends – I learned there are different kinds of coolant and you need to use the right one – and I was on my way. It feels good knowing my cooling system is healthy and I don’t need to worry about it.
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Doc Able’s Auto Clinic, Inc.
936 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202