1710 S. Big Bend Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63117
Monday - Friday: 7am - 5:30pm
Have you ever noticed liquid underneath your car? In the summer, it is most likely the water from your air conditioning system, which is normal. However, if you see other liquids, such as green, orange, or other brightly colored liquids, it might be coolant. Coolant is the fluid that keeps your engine cool. Coolant circulates through your engine, heater core, and radiator through channels and rubber hoses. The system is a closed system. If you see coolant outside your vehicle, you have a leak. These leaks usually develop in rubber exterior hoses and occasionally from the water pump or radiator. If you find a leak, it needs to be repaired or else the engine can overheat because of lack of coolant flow. Battery LifeToday’s cars need a battery to start the car and run the many electrical components, computers, and accessories. A battery’s health can be checked using modern testing equipment. If your battery is older than three years, you should check its ability to start the engine. At Big Bend Auto Center, we have the latest conductance battery checker. Let us perform a courtesy battery check during your next visit. Tire PressuresBoth underinflated and overinflated tires can result in shortened tire life. Underinflated tires flatten and bend more, causing loss of fuel efficiency, steering precision, and handling during cornering. Overinflated tires can cause more wear in the middle of the tire. An ideal tire pressure has to be maintained to have a comfortable ride. If your tire pressure light is on, let Big Bend Auto Center’s technicians check your tires and tire sensors.usually develop in rubber exterior hoses and occasionally from the water pump or radiator. If you find a leak, it needs to be repaired or else the engine can overheat because of lack of coolant flow.