Best Auto Repair Shop Bellevue NE

Yecks Tire and Auto Repair Shop

"Voted Best Auto Repair Shop in Sarpy County"        .

Bellevue Nebraska Car Repair Service

203 Fort Crook Road N. Bellevue, Nebraska 68005   Ph 402.293.1200

 

Heating and Air Conditioning Systems Visual Inspection

  • Interior controls and blower

  • Radiator coolant level, hoses, pressure cap and thermostat

  • The A/C compressor belt for condition and tension

  • Leaks or other damage

  • Component condition, leaks or damage

Heating and Air

Conditioning Tests

  • Pressure test engine cooling system

  • A/C system pressures are measured and compared to manufacturer's specifications

  • A/C system is leak tested

  • Both the heater and A/C are performance tested by checking the outlet air temperature at the discharge vents

Yeck's Auto Repair

203 Fort Crook Rd. N.

Bellevue, NE 68005

Ph 402.293.1200

 

  ● Oil Change

  ● Tires

  ● Wheel Alignment

  ● Brakes

  ● Cooling System

  ● Air Conditioning

  ● Belts & Hoses

  ● Exhaust System

  ● Shocks & Struts

  ● Batteries

  ● Transmission

  ● Engine Diagnostics

 

 

Cooling System Maintenance

What Our ASE Certified Technicians Do

The following components are inspected. Their condition is recorded and compared to manufacturer's specs. Recommendations are made per the Motorist Assurance Program Uniform Inspection Guidelines:

Yeck's Auto Repair can inspect and repair your cars cooling system from Haeter and Radiator hoses, pressure cap, thermostat, radiator, fan, water pump, transmission cooling, coolant, heater core and more. Have your vehicle's coolant fluid flushed and filled routinely to prevent expensive repairs.

COOLANT SYSTEM FLUSH

If you're old enough to remember coolant changes before the age of environmental law, all I can tell you is "everything's changed". Letting the engine run for 30 minutes, with the radiator petcock open and a garden hose pumping water into the radiator fill pipe is now seriously illegal. In most locales, all drained coolant must now be collected and taken to a licensed disposal facility. If the drained coolant is diluted with a garden hose, you might have 100 gallons to bring in.

 

The environmental laws change everything. What was an easy 20 minute procedure is now a day-long affair, complete with risks of injury, car damage, and legal difficulties. For that reason we suggest bringing your vehicle in and allow our certified technicians to flush your coolant system properly.

 

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Cooling System

 

Weíre often asked questions in Bellevue NE about the cooling system Ė the system that cools your engine and keeps it at the proper operating temperature. Letís examine the topic in two areas: first the coolant itself and, second, the parts that make up the cooling system.

 

The coolant in you truck is the mix of water and antifreeze that circulates through the engine to draw off heat. First, you need to have the proper amount. If you donít have enough coolant it canít keep your engine cool.

You also need the right kind of coolant. Different makes of trucks and other vehicles require different coolant formulation to protect against corrosion.

 

 Finally, your coolant needs to be fresh. Over time and miles, the anti-corrosion additives in the coolant are depleted and the coolant can actually start to eat away at the cooling system parts. Your ownerís manual and your Yeckís Tire & Auto Repair service adviser in Bellevue NE can help you with the recommended coolant replacement schedule and make sure youíre getting the right type of coolant.

 

Now letís talk about the cooling system components. These will all eventually wear out and need to be replaced.

Starting with the radiator, we see them coming into the shop with leaks or clogged with deposits. Depending on the damage, we will clean, repair or replace. We also see radiator pressure caps that can no longer hold the proper pressure. We recommend replacing pressure caps when you change your coolant to avoid this problem.

 

We see leaky water pumps and hoses in Bellevue that need to be replaced, too. Thereís also a part called the thermostat that opens and closes to regulate the flow of coolant. Sometimes they stick open or closed and the cooling system wonít work properly.

 

Engine damage from overheating can be very expensive to fix so itís important to maintain your cooling system properly with scheduled coolant replacement and periodic inspections of the cooling system. Certainly come in if you suspect a leak and have us take a look.

 


 

Thermostat

thermostat Bellevue Nebraska NEThe thermostat is an important part of your cooling system. Your vehicleís thermostat performs a similar function to the thermostat in your home. At home, you set your thermostat to maintain a comfortable temperature range. When your home gets too hot, the air conditioning kicks on and when it gets too cool, the heater turns on.

Now your engine also has an optimal temperature range: warm enough to run efficiently and not so hot as to cause engine damage. Your vehicleís thermostat is a valve between the engine and the radiator. When you first start a cold engine, the valve (thermostat) is closed, allowing the coolant surrounding the engine to warm up to the proper operating temperature. As the coolant gets hotter, the thermostat opens, allowing coolant to flow through to the radiator to be cooled. The thermostat opens and closes to keep the engine within a certain temperature range.

Now thermostats are rated for a specific temperature depending on the engine Ė not a one size fits all proposition. Thermostats are subject to normal wear. Proper operation depends on a special wax that expands as it heats up to open a spring-loaded valve. A worn thermostat could stick in the open position causing the engine to run too cool. This is inefficient and could hurt performance and fuel economy. If a thermostat sticks in the closed position, the engine can quickly overheat, possibly causing damage.

There isnít a specific maintenance routine for the thermostat, but maintaining your cooling system by changing your coolant/antifreeze on schedule will make sure the coolant has enough corrosion inhibitors to protect the thermostat and other vital system components. Cooling system experts recommend replacing your thermostat when you do a coolant flush or exchange. Also, thermostats usually wear out faster than your hoses, so if you need to replace worn hoses, replace the thermostat at the same time.

If your temperature warning light comes on, have your cooling system inspected right away. This could be a thermostat problem. The thermostat could also be the culprit if you arenít getting hot air when you turn on your heater.

The thermostat is a relatively inexpensive part that stands guard between you and catastrophic engine damage. Follow your ownerís manual instructions, or check with your service advisor to see if itís time for a cooling system inspection or service.

 


 

Prevent Cooling System Problems In Omaha

Cooling system problems are the most common reason for mechanical failure in Omaha. And, they're largely avoidable. Here's what Bellevue drivers need to know about their cooling system. First, the terms coolant and antifreeze are pretty much used interchangeably in NE. The fluid cools your engine while it's running and it keeps it from freezing when it's cold.

Your cooling system is filled with a 50/50 mixture of water and antifreeze/coolant. So if you're topping off antifreeze/coolant, it is recommended to add the proper amount of each. Distilled water is much better than tap water. Now you can buy pre-mixed coolant so make sure you know what you're putting in.

Two more cautions for Omaha drivers: first, never add coolant when the engine is hot. This can lead to serious burns. Second, there are many antifreeze formulas. Your manufacturer recommends a specific type that won't harm your cooling system components. Use the wrong fluid and you could void your cooling system warranty. Your friendly and knowledgeable Yeck's Tire & Auto can help you with all this.

All have schedules for when you should change your coolant. It's wise to follow the schedule, because neglecting your cooling system allows the fluid to become corrosive. You'll get leaks which can lead to damage. Check with your service advisor at Yeck's Tire & Auto in Bellevue to see if it's time for a cooling system inspection and service.


 

 

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