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Cooling System Service At Town Hill Auto Sales and Service

My experience at Townhill Auto Service Center Last week while I was out running errands in Bedford my temperature warning light came on, I was in total panic mode! I pulled over and my car was overheating.I called Townhill Auto Service Center in Bedford and spoke to Jill Young, the service advisor there, and she was able to work my car in. It didn’t take long for the service team to determine my water pump was leaking and needed to be replaced. Not really knowing a lot about what a water pump was… Jill took the ...

Is my cooling system really that important?

Are you aware of just how important your cooling system is? Coolant/antifreeze circulates around the engine, absorbs heat, and then dissipates that heat into the radiator. Cooling system failure can cause extensive engine damage. This article will deal with a couple of ways a well maintained cooling system can help prolong the life of your vehicle, and be sure to check with your auto repair professional at Town Hill Auto Service in Bedford for more info about your cooling system. Minor coolant leaks It’s very tempting to put off repairing small cooling system leaks. Topping off the ...

Why does the location of the water pump affect the repair cost?

My water pump went out and it cost me a lot more to replace it than ones I've had replaced on other cars. Max, my technician at Townhill Auto Service in Bedford, said it's because of where it's located. Why does that make such a significant difference in the cost? Town Hill Auto Sales and Service in Bedford's Answer: Some water pumps are driven by the serpentine belt and are bolted on out in the open with the alternator and air compressor. Replacing this type of pump is as simple as removing a couple of bolts and bolting a new ...

Simple Answers from Town Hill Auto Sales and Service for Bedford: Water Pump

Water Pump Question: I was driving on the freeway in PA when my vehicle engine started to get hot. I turned off my air conditioner and was able to drive the short distance to my meeting. After my meeting I drove my car the short distance to Townhill Auto Repair in Bedford. My technician informed me that that my water pump was leaking. It cost me many hundreds of dollars to get it fixed. What could I have done to avoid this? Town Hill Auto Sales and Service in Bedford's Answer: This guy's story really did have a happy ending. ...

Heater Core

You may be wondering where the air in your passenger compartment comes from. Well, as your engine starts to warm up, it also warms the coolant/antifreeze that circulates around the engine and through the radiator. There is also a hose that moves coolant/antifreeze from the engine to the heater core and another that takes it back into the engine. The heater core looks like a little radiator and lives in the air blend box behind the dashboard.When you turn on the heat, air blows over the heater core, is warmed, and comes into the cabin. Some vehicles ...