Your car's cooling system is one of the most important systems on your vehicle. Inside your engine, spark plugs ignite the fuel within the cylinders to produce small explosions which propel your vehicle down the road. With small explosions comes scorching temperatures that can destroy your engine, if not controlled.
There are two types of cooling systems:
Liquid cooling is a more modern approach used on most of today's vehicles. A liquid coolant is sent through passages in the engine and absorbs the heat given off by the engine. When it moves down the rubber tubes, it is cooled by the air coming through the vehicle's grill.
During extremely cold temperatures, you will need to make sure you have appropriate levels of antifreeze in your vehicle to avoid freezing your liquid coolants and other liquids in your engine.
Neglecting your cooling system for even a short period of time can result in serious damage and even complete engine failure. Over time your car's cooling system will develop scale deposits which restrict coolant flow and will require your cooling system to be flushed. Having a properly trained technician perform regular checkups of belts, hoses, pump and fluids will ensure your car remains properly cooled and healthy for years to come.