Modern vehicles are far more efficient than engines of yesteryear. Nowadays it is not uncommon to hear of a small 1.2 or 1.3-litre turbo engine that delivers more power than the 2-litre engines of old.


One of the results of these more efficient and smaller engines, and one of the results of the more regular use of turbo chargers and super chargers, is that it has become ever more important to regulate the working temperature of the engine.

Engine temperature regulation is done by means of various processes and in modern engines is often electronically regulated.

This electronic regulation means that the engine can operate at a constant temperature, which in turn will improve fuel consumption and engine durability.

Despite the modern electronic control of the engine temperature, it is very important that the vehicle has enough coolant. If the coolant level is too low, the engine will not operate as it should and the danger exists that the engine could overheat. A too high temperature will cause subsequent damage to the engine, which in turn will shorten the vehicle’s life span.

At Steves Auto Clinic every vehicle that is booked for a major service will have its coolant level inspected and the coolant will be topped up if necessary.

Find out more about a Major Car Service at Steves Auto Clinic.