: Cooling System

The Squeaky Engine Gets the Attention

Your fan belt could need changing. One of your longstanding jokes has been that your car or truck engine is actually powered by a hamster running on a wheel. Recently, you’ve been wondering if maybe you’re right because your engine is starting to sound as if the hamster is complaining … loudly. Unless you really…
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Sometimes Things Aren’t Hot Enough

An engine that's "underheating" could be a sign that your thermostat is on the blink. The last few times you drove your car or truck during cold weather you noticed that your heater didn’t seem to be working really well. But, hey, that’s to be expected when a vehicle gets older and, anyway, winter was…
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Ignore Those Puddles Under Your Vehicle at Your Own Risk

They could be a sign that your water pump - one of the most important engine components - is going bad. First, you noticed the puddle under your car or truck. Then, the air conditioner failed. Then, the low coolant light came on. Then, it was the hot engine light. Now, you’re sitting in the…
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Meet Our Expert in Hybrid, Electric Vehicles

Jack McDermott is a certified, award-winning technician who also fixes gas-powered vehicles. Jack McDermott is a native of Shullsburg. He has an associate degree in automotive technology from Southwest Tech in Fennimore. He worked for GM before he became Terry’s Car Care’s go-to  guy for hybrid cars, hybrid trucks and electric vehicles. He has more…
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