Automotive Coolant System Repair Service in Calgary, Alberta

Mechanic doing Pick Up Truck Coolant Systems Repair at Foothills Group

Your truck’s coolant system is responsible for maintaining safe and consistent temperatures in your engine as you drive. Consider that as you drive, your truck’s engine produces a high amount of heat. In a typical diesel engine, the gases in the combustion chamber can reach 2,800° F. In a gasoline-powered engine, the temperature can climb to 4,500° F. Vehicle coolant systems are designed to dissipate this extreme heat in order to prevent engine damage.

The temperature of the external environment can also impact how your coolant system functions. If the engine temperature is too low, fuel economy will suffer and emissions will rise. If the temperature is allowed to get too hot for too long, the engine will break down.

The modern cooling system is far more reliable and efficient than those of older vehicles. The cooling system consists of liquid coolant being circulated through the engine, then out to the radiator to be cooled by the air stream coming through the front grill of the vehicle. At Foothills Group, our expert team is able to handle all models of pickups and SUVs and can navigate through the complex cooling system of your vehicle to ensure it’s serviced and able to protect your engine. 

What makes up the cooling system?

Your cooling system controls your truck engine temperature by moving liquid coolant through the engine block and heads. The coolant picks up heat from the engine as it moves through these passages and carries it to the radiator at the front of your truck. As it flows through the thin tubes in the radiator, the hot liquid is cooled by the air stream entering the engine compartment from the grill. The then cooled fluid circulates back to the engine to absorb more heat.

Your coolant system is typically made up of:

  • Hoses
  • Thermostat
  • Heater Core
  • Radiator Cooling Fans
  • Pressure Cap & Reserve Tank
  • Water Pump
  • Bypass System
  • Freeze Plugs
  • Head Gaskets & Intake Manifold Gaskets

With such an important job, it’s important that you maintain proper service to your coolant system. Many of the hoses can wear and become damaged over time. The coolant and antifreeze levels need to be monitored and gaskets need to be checked to ensure proper seals. You can trust the team at Foothills Group to thoroughly inspect and repair all aspects of your truck’s coolant system.

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"I established a working relationship earlier this year to help fix a fleet of vehicles.  They've worked diligently with me to get my fleet maintenance back in order.The level of service and professionalism I've encountered has been nothing less than 5 star.Great team in place, great execution and diligent, professional service."

Zac Morvis

"These guys do awesome work! I run a 10-ton truck for CPKC and out of all the places I've dealt with foothills had been the best. Just a great group of people with some serious skills. Exceptional work!"

Kayla Kondics

"We took our motorhome in because it wasn’t working properly and they looked at it right away. They found the problem and  fixed it promptly. They are an incredibly friendly, helpful company. We have used them before and we will definitely use them again."

Ian McTaggart

"Terrance to the Rescue. Not only a great Field Mechanic, but a stellar individual.I can't thank Foothills enough. Has anyone ever seen Superman or Terrance in the  same room..... didn't think so just sayin!"

Kevin Paz

"I've been in twice now and received quality work and excellent service... and they did their best to fit me into their schedule both times.Such a refreshing change from other shops I've worked with over the years."

Braden Mills

"Taylor is awesome. The boys got me in and out in record time, while they were already in a pinch. Would recommend taking your truck here"

Darlene K

"Our  company has been in trucking for 44 years and have dealt with several heavy duty repair shops. Foothills Group by far is the most professional caring and invested Repair group that we have ever dealt with across BC Alberta in Saskatchewan. As busy as they are, they listen to your concerns. They discuss the options and bend over backwards to fit your schedule. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs heavy duty repairs."

Andrew Gordon

"We take the fleet vehicles here everytime, super helpful reliable."
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