What is a Car Reservoir Tank And How Does it Work

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How a Car Reservoir Tank Works Water-Cooled Engines The engine water-cooling system plays a critical role in the basic function and performance of your vehicle. Engines operate at an ideal running temperature that promotes optimal combustion and compression. In order to regulate a consistent temperature, the engine is forged with hollow passages (known as a water jacket) for a liquid coolant to circulate under pressure. When the pressure becomes too high, the radiator cap releases excess fluid and vapor into the coolant reservoir tank. This car reservoir tank holds the excess fluid and returns it back to the radiator when

The Main Parts of a Car’s Air Conditioning System

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In order to maintain climate control in your vehicle, it is critical to have at least a basic understanding regarding the main parts of a car’s air conditioning system. In addition to the main parts of a car’s air conditioning system, it is important to know how your interior HVAC system works. For, there may be times when your A/C is not blowing cold or not blowing cold enough. In some cases, the blower fan itself does not work at all. At times the servos can stick, especially on older vehicles, and mislead you to believe that you have an

Some Facts About Your Car’s Cooling System

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Facts About Your Car’s Cooling System Understanding the components of your car’s water-cooling system can save you from serious damages and help you quickly pinpoint the cause of an overheating problem or leak. A basic cooling system is comprised of coolant, a radiator, radiator cap, heater core, durable rubber hoses, head gasket, o-ring seals, hose clamps, a water pump, a thermostat, and a water jacket. Let’s discuss the role of the components in greater detail below and the signs that they need replacements from PartMax. Coolant Coolant is a mixture of antifreeze and water that is usually 50/50. There are

What is a car radiator and how does it work?

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The car radiator and how it works A coolant solution of water mixed with antifreeze (ethylene or propylene glycol) is pumped through the hollow passages of your engine block and head by a coolant pump inside the engine block. These hollow passages forged into the metal of the engine components form what is known as a water jacket. The water jacket design was engineered by Audi to provide a greater level of control over engine temperature. Your radiator is a heat exchanger that is mounted on the front of the vehicle to transfer the heat of the coolant solution into

How to recharge your A/C Condenser

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How can you recharge your car air conditioner condenser? When it comes to features in your vehicle, air conditioning is a major plus. It keeps you comfortable during the summer. If you live in one of the warmer states, it may be considered a must throughout the entire year. The last thing you want is a problem with your car air conditioner condenser. If your air conditioner stops cooling your vehicle, you may simply need to recharge your car air conditioner condenser. PartsMax can help you with taking care of your air conditioner condenser needs. How To Get Started? If

Is it time for you to replace your car’s air conditioner condenser?

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Your car air conditioner system takes heavy abuse in the Miami heat. It is difficult to prove the value of your vehicle and find a buyer if the A/C system doesn’t work efficiently or work at all. PartsMax and its aftermarket car parts in Miami has the solution for savvy car owners who like to do their own repairs and save money. How do you know when it is time to replace your car air conditioner condenser? Sometimes the cause of a failed car air conditioner system can be as simple as a blown fuse if the interior fan is not

How to change your car’s radiator?

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You thought the puddle under your car was just A/C condensation until the temperature gauge went into the red. Now you’re stuck with having to fill up your busted radiator every day or paying a mechanic an arm and a leg to replace it for you. Replacing a radiator is not as tough as you think. You should be able to replace your car radiator yourself with the right tools and a bit of effort. I don’t consider this to be a major repair. Radiator replacement time should be an hour or two. Automotive cooling systems rely on radiators to