Your car’s engine cooling system explained

OwnerDrive car expert Jonathan explains how your car’s engine cooling system works and common cooling system problems.

The more you know about your car the better – even if it’s just to make sure you don’t get ripped off at a dodgy garage.

In this video

  • Why it’s important to know how your car’s cooling system works
  • A close-up look at a cooling system
  • Keep an eye on your temperature gauge
  • Coolant leaks
  • Coolant level dropping, can’t see any leak
  • Radiator problems
  • Fans
  • Water pump and belt issues
  • Typical thermostat issues
  • Radiator cap, purpose and problems
  • Heater and hoses
OwnerDrive is Jonathan's latest great idea. As OwnerDrive cofounder, Jonathan pulls his weight as our resident interviewer, automotive expert and DIY car tinkerer.

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