There are several fluids that you need
to be aware of in your car or light truck, and we give a brief
over-view of all (below). But for now, let's focus on your cars
Heating & Cooling System Services
Failure of the heating and cooling system is the #1 cause of
roadside breakdown, which is why heating and cooling system service
is such an important part of maintaining your vehicle, especially
here in cities such as Providence, Warwick, North Kingstown,
Coventry, Cranson and any other suburbs on Greenwich Bay or Southern
vehicle's engine generates a lot of heat. That heat can be
beneficial because it warms up the engine to operating temperature
and warms the oil so that it can circulate easily to lubricate vital
engine parts. At the same time, if the heating system is not kept
under control the engine can overheat and be severely damaged. If
you notice that your vehicle is beginning to overheat, it's very
important to have the heating and cooling systems checked as soon as
possible to help avoid some of the worst engine damage and repairs.
We recommend having your heating and cooling system inspected
regularly to help identify any possible problems before a component
fails. Parts such as the radiator, hoses, cooling fans, water pumps
and thermostat can wear out or begin to develop leaks. Bring your
car or truck into International Motor Group, or schedule an
appointment online, to have one of our
expert technicians inspect your entire heating and cooling system to
make sure there are no problems.
If your engine overheats, pull over immediately and have your
vehicle towed. Catastrophic damage will occur if you continue to
drive with an over heating engine.
Many vehicle manufacturers recommend having
the engine coolant/antifreeze replaced periodically. Our Coolant
System Flush service can take care of this by completely flushing
the system and refilling it with fresh coolant.
Coolant System Flush
system and pressure test for leaks
system & recover old antifreeze
with required amount of coolant
(up to 2 gallons)
Our Heating & Cooling System Services include the following
& fan belts
Car Fluid Maintenance
Your vehicle has a lot of different fluids running through it to
keep it working. Many car fluids need to be replaced regularly, to avoid consequences. Here, we
give a brief overview of many different car fluids.
Automatic Transmission Fluid
Also known as ATF, this car fluid keeps the automatic transmission
in your car working properly by lubricating and cooling it. Many
people don’t realize it, but remembering to replace this fluid as
needed can help you avoid costly transmission problems down the
road. Transmission fluid is usually red or green. However, darkened
or black transmission fluid indicates it should be replaced. Similar
in the way dirty oil can ruin your engine, dirty transmission fluid
can ruin your transmission. International Motor Group offers a
transmission flush as one of our many engine and transmission
Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that gives your brakes the pressure
and power they need to stop your vehicle. As such, it’s a very
important car fluid. As brake fluid ages, it collects moisture and
needs to be replaced when its moisture content gets too high.
However, this happens very slowly, so brake fluid only needs to be
replaced about once every one or two years. If brake fluid ever gets
low, this almost always indicates a problem with the vehicle. If you
bring your vehicle to International Motor Group in Warwick Rhode
can diagnose and fix the problem to get your brakes working again.
The parts under the hood of your vehicle can get extremely hot –
well over 300 degrees in some cases. If the heat isn’t controlled,
it can cause serious damage. That’s where this car fluid comes in.
Although auto engines are considered “water-cooled” engines, plain
water is insufficient and can damage a vehicle over time. Automotive
coolant is water with several additives to keep it from harming the
vehicle. For example, unlike plain water, coolant uses additives to
have a very low freezing point and very high boiling point, which
keeps ice and steam from damaging the system. Coolant also has
corrosion inhibitors and lubricant for the coolant pump added in as
well. Ask us at International Motor Group if it's time for your
cooling system fluids to be flushed and replaced.
This is the car fluid you hear the most about. Motor oil is like the
life-blood of your engine – it lubricates, protects, and even cools
the engine. As such, following a healthy oil changing schedule is an
important part of car maintenance. As oil is used by the vehicle, it
begins to break down and collect soot and other particles from
engine combustion. These particles rub over the engine parts and
cause wear and tear. An oil filter prevents most of this damage.
However, as the filter fills with dirt and sludge from the oil, it
becomes less effective. This is why you should change your oil and
oil filter after 3,000 or so miles. You can learn more about oil and
oil changes by visiting the oil changing
section on this website.
Power Steering Fluid
Like brake fluid, power steering fluid is part of a hydraulics
system. It gives you power to turn the wheel of the vehicle easily. As
seals and other internal parts begin to wear out, Power Steering
get contaminated with dust, moisture and metal particles. This can cause a costly repair
of the power steering pump if the fluid is not flushed or replaced.
If you feel changes in the way your vehicle turns, or if you hear
any new strange noises when turning, bring it in to International
Motor Group of Warwick RI to
see if it needs any of our steering and suspension services.
We Repair, Maintain & Service Import
European Cars, Trucks &
IMG's factory trained, A.S.E.
Certified Technicians will ensure your Import or Domestic Car,
Truck, SUV or Van receives the best
in parts, and quality auto repair. IMG can handle all the routine
service your car or light truck requires. We have all the
factory diagnostic equipment and the skills necessary to fix
problems with ESP, Check Engine, SRS, ABS, and climate control
systems. From our East Greenwich Warwick RI service garage, we can perform any
other service or scheduled maintenance on your vehicle including
brake, suspension and exhaust system work.
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