Tag Archives: Antifreeze

Can You Use Water Instead Of Windshield Wiper Fluid?

Can You Use Water Instead Of Windshield Wiper Fluid?

    Washer fluid is especially helpful in Baldwinsville, NY during the winter months. Road salt, dirt and slush spray on to your windshield from vehicles in front of you while driving. Or when pollen coats your windows in the spring. Many of us have been in a pinch after the washer fluid has run out and thought, “Can I use water instead of washer fluid?” The answer depends on your local driving area. Learn more about the pros and cons of water vs. windshield washer fluid. Clear visibility is important for safe driving. While water does clean your windshield, it isn’t as effective as washer fluid. The fluid contains solvents that loosen and clean dirt and debris on your windshield. Water will likely smear the dirt and grime. Water freezes and could cause damage to your tank and fluid lines. Washer fluid has anti-freezing properties that can be used during freezing temperatures. Bacteria and microbes can grow in the washer fluid reservoir if you use water ... read more

Who Services European Cars Near Me?

Who Services European Cars Near Me?

  Lou’s Car Care is a full-service, independent auto repair shop in Baldwinsville, NY. We repair all makes and models of vehicles including European product lines.  Just like humans, automobiles need checkups from time to time. Our certified auto technicians can complete routine oil changes, new tires, brake and rotor replacements, and alignments. We can also handle more in-depth concerns such as engine diagnostics, heat or a/c malfunctions, and electrical issues. Germany is well known for producing quality vehicles that last a lifetime. Audi, BMW, Mercede ... read more

What Is a Radiator Flush?

What Is a Radiator Flush?

The Cooling System in your vehicle protects your engine from overheating. The radiator helps to transfer heat away from the engine. And allows the coolant to continue circulating throughout the rest of the system. The coolant helps to lubricate parts and absorb heat. As the coolant circulates through the system, it also picks up dirt and grime. A radiator flush will help rid your car of those contaminants. Our mechanics remove the old coolant and anti-freeze from the system, first. Then, cleaning solutions added to the system remove dirt and impurities. Finally, we add a new and fresh coolant mixture back into the system. If your engine's temperature gauge is higher than normal you may be due for a radiator flush. A broken radiator can leave you stranded. Preventative maintenance will protect your vehicle from having major issues on the road. Lou's ... read more

Why Do I Need to Flush My Coolant?

Why Do I Need to Flush My Coolant?

    Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) is a liquid that helps prevent your engine from freezing or overheating in extreme temperatures. Believe it or not, Baldwinsville, NY has extreme weather. We experience freezing temperatures in the Winter. And boiling temperatures in the Summer.  Antifreeze and Coolant change the freezing and boiling points of water. When Coolant is mixed with water in the vehicle’s Radiator, the water will no longer freeze at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. But rather freeze at temperatures colder than -35 degrees Fahrenheit. The boiling point of water alone is 212 degrees Fahrenheit. When antifreeze is mixed with water, the boiling point now increases to 223 degrees Fahrenheit. It is important to replace most fluids in your vehicle regularly as they will break down more often in areas with extreme weather.       Engine Coolant will break down over time. And lose the ability to help maintain the Engine’s best tempera ... read more

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