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Advanced Cooling System Technologies: Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Learn how to keep your hybrid or electric vehicle running smoothly and efficiently.

US Motor Works Launches ‘Success in Cooling’ Series

The series begins with a look at engine water pumps.

Continental Receives 2018 Automotive Communications Award for Best B2B Technical Video

The instructional video featuring a VDO cooling-fan assembly is one of several training and installation videos developed by the company.

Continental AWA Award 2018, Automotive Communications Award
US Motor Works Receives ISO Certification for Performance Division Facility

US Motor Works is a Santa Fe Springs, California-based manufacturer and distributor of cooling-system components, fuel-system components and high-performance products for the automotive and heavy-duty markets.

Radiators: Cooling System Operation

To remove the heat of combustion, the engine’s cylinders are immersed in a coolant mixture that is typically circulated through the engine and radiator by an engine-driven water pump.

Coolant Doesn’t Last Forever

The condition of the coolant can be checked periodically with test strips that change color in response to chemical changes in the coolant.   Most late-model vehicles specify a certain type of coolant. Most of these are long-life coolants are good for up to five years or 100,000 miles of service. Such coolants use proprietary

Take Charge Of A/C

In the years ahead, a new refrigerant called HFO-1234yf will gradually replace R-134a in new vehicles.   Up until the early 1990s, R-12 refrigerant (Freon) was used in virtually all automotive A/C systems. It was an efficient refrigerant and  relatively cheap. But the chlorine in R-12 was found to have a damaging effect on the

The Network Extends West Coast Reach With Addition Of Fast Undercar

Founded in Ventura, Calif., by Bruce Douglass and Victor Davis in 1996, Fast Undercar will utilize the Network’s broad range of marketing and product programs and IT initiatives to more effectively serve the warehouse distributor’s growing customer base.   GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — The Automotive Distribution Network has expanded its footprint on the West Coast with

A/C Compressors Take A Pounding

If an A/C system is found to contain sludge or black gunk, it means everything in the system is contaminated and must either be cleaned or replaced.   The A/C compressor is a pump that compresses and circulates refrigerant within the A/C system. Some have pistons inside while others have rotating vanes on an eccentric

Water Pumps Keep It Cool

The water pump circulates coolant between the engine and radiator to manage the engine’s waste heat and prevent the engine from overheating.

Radiators Do Double-Duty

As you might suspect, rust and scale build-up inside the radiator tubes seriously reduce the radiator’s ability to dissipate heat into the atmosphere.

Keeping Engine Temps In Check

If the cooling system falls behind and fails to keep up with the heat generated by a vehicle’s engine, the engine can quickly overheat.