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Rolls Royce Engine Cooling System Repair Services

Owning a Rolls Royce is kind of a big deal. Nothing says elegance, style, and efficiency in automobiles like the Rolls Royce brand. But you can be certain that you will not feel too good about it if there is a malfunctioning system in your vehicle. One such system that could cause a great deal of distress to this car’s engine is the Rolls Royce engine cooling system.

What is the Purpose of the Rolls Royce Engine Cooling System?

Your Rolls Royce engine produces a lot of heat as a by-product of the combustion process, it is the responsibility of the cooling system to maintain the temperature in the engine compartment within the appropriate operating temperature. The cooling system is made up of a number of components including the radiator, the thermostat, the water pump and the water hoses. An integral part of the cooling system is the coolant, a tart smelling colored fluid circulated around the engine for the sole purpose of keeping the temperature within an optimal range when the engine is running. If your cooling system malfunctions, then a malfunctioning engine cannot be too far away.

What are the Signs of a Faulty Rolls Royce Engine Cooling System?

Overheating. This is the most apparent and common sign of a failing Rolls Royce cooling system. If you notice steam coming from the engine compartment while you’re on the road, your engine is overheating, meaning the radiator or another component isn’t doing its job. An illuminated temperature gauge and check engine light are also signs of a malfunctioning cooling system and could have adverse effects on the vehicle’s engine. A coolant leak is also another obvious sign if you notice a pool of greenish or reddish colored fluid underneath your engine ( front and center), the gaskets, and seals within the water pump meant to hold the coolant are probably damaged causing the coolant to leak out. A faulty water pump may also give of whining sounds when the engine is running, often as a result of a loose belt or pulley. If you observe any of these signs while on the road, it is not recommended that you keep driving. Pull over and turn off your engine before you do anything else. European Service Center offers 24/7 emergency services.

How Do We Fix a Faulty Cooling System?

When you bring your car in suspecting a failure in the cooling system, we will, first of all, inspect the cooling system components to pinpoint the failing component which would help us in the repair services. We will visually inspect the dash panel for illuminated warning lights, listen for unusual noises from the engine compartment when the engine is running, check the air temperature from the heater in the engine, inspect the water pump pulley and coolant reservoir for signs of damages, corrosion, and leakages. We will also inspect the coolant itself, low fluid levels or contaminated coolant pose a problem to the cooling system on its own.

The repairs and servicing we will perform are based on the results of the visual inspection and diagnostics. We will repair or replace the damaged components as warranted. If required, our servicing may involve draining and topping off coolant levels as well. The cooling system of your Rolls Royce demands regular maintenance and if you ignore it, the consequences of such negligence could be detrimental to your engine and wallet.

Rolls Royce Braking System Repair Services

The Rolls Royce Braking System

There is no experience like driving a Rolls-Royce. These cars are one of the top-rated luxury cars in the automotive industry known as the epitome of sophistication and elegance. As a luxury automobile, repair services for a malfunctioning system in the Rolls Royce is not exactly wallet-friendly which is why it is essential to pay extra attention to your car’s maintenance. One of the necessary systems that could do with such maintenance is the Rolls Royce braking system.

The Components and Purpose of the Rolls Royce Braking System

The braking system of your Rolls Royce is what helps you bring your car to a controlled and safe stop while driving. The motion stopping the impact of the braking system is affected by the friction between the brake rotors and the brake pads. The brakes in the Rolls Royce, especially those found in older models are powered by the ingenious yet complex hydraulic system. When there are no faults with the braking system, you can be assured of a comfortable and smooth drive. However, the slightest malfunction can compromise not just your safety but the safety of others on the road, not excluding the potentially bank-breaking costs of repair.

Signs of a Malfunction in the Rolls Royce Braking System

The brake rotors and pads wear out just a bit every time you apply the brakes and after covering thousands of miles, they are bound to be worn out to an extent that impairs the efficiency of your braking system. Still, before it gets to this point, your vehicle would have given off several warning signs pointing towards a malfunction in the system. Illuminated brake system indicator lights (the Rolls Royce has two brake pressure lights), brake pedal pulsation and steering wheel vibration when braking is an indicator of such warning signs. In some cases, you may hear persistent squeaking noises in your car while driving, even when your foot is not pressing down on the brake pedal. These signs are not to be ignored and you should book an appointment with the mechanic at your earliest convenience to get your car examined.

Repair services for faulty brakes

Repair services related to the braking system could either be simple or complex. Simple like in minor repairs such as the resealing and cleaning of leaking calipers or in replacements like in the changing of brake pads and rotors. In more severe cases, servicing may involve a total overhaul and restoration of the entire braking system – everything from the bearings to the brake hose.

Regardless of if the malfunction is minor or complex, we will carry out a visual inspection of the brakes – rotors, pads, caliper, torque, plate and brake fluid to pinpoint the root cause of the fault. All damaged or worn out components will be replaced; the brake fluid will be topped off if required. The brake pads should not be less than 2mm in thickness and anything less will require a replacement. It is always recommended to replace the rotors and pads together as their services go hand in hand, hence we always carry out a double replacement and in pairs too. At the completion of repairs, we will perform a brake safety inspection to ensure that everything is in order, so we can get you and your Rolls Royce back on the road again.

Brake Repair Services

Brake Repair

The use for brakes naturally arose when humans began traveling using transportation techniques other than their legs. Whether it is by land, air or sea, the need for brakes mitigates the risk of accidents which cause injuries and even death. With the popular rise of the automobile in the United States, accidents became a daily occurrence. However, two things occurred which increased fatalities: 1.) High-speed highways became the norm, and 2.) Vehicles became cheaper but more powerful.
Since fatalities from car accidents were on the rise, society realized that safety standards need to be developed and enforced to protect consumers. So, by 1970, the National Highway Traffic Administration was formed to combat the rise in fatalities and instill a culture of “safety first” in automobile design.
Recently, the NHTA is now adding the need for an Automatic Emergency Braking feature to qualify for a 5-star rating. So, having a well-designed braking system is a big part of an overall process of avoiding injury from car accidents. But how do car brakes work?

How Brakes Work

Understanding how brakes work will help you look out or any irregularities in your braking system, therefore increasing safety on the road for everyone. The braking systems of today use multiple sensors and electronics to stop a car as quickly as possible. Nonetheless, the primary braking system is still used.
When you press the braking pedal, that pressure moves a piston in the master cylinder, forcing braking fluid to enter the brake lines to the calipers and wheel cylinders. The force applied to the brake pedal is therefore proportional to the force applied to the pistons.
The calipers in disk brakes and wheel cylinders in drum brakes are connected to disk pads and braking shoes respectively. The pistons push the disk pads or braking shoes onto the rotor or wall, causing friction and resulting in the decreased rotation of the wheel.

Components of the Braking System

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Braking systems include either disk brakes or drum brakes. Disk Brakes are comprised of a disc/rotor, calipers, disk pads and hardware necessary to mount the components to the car. The caliper is connected to the hoses and wires that send the braking fluid when the brake pedal is depressed.
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Drum brakes are comprised of a drum/braking plate, brake shoes, a wheel cylinder, and hardware to mount the components. The wheel cylinder is connected to the hoses and wires send the braking fluid when the brake pedal is depressed.

Braking Fluid

Water used to be used as a braking fluid in the past. However, the braking process causes temperatures to rise past the boiling point of water. This causes water to vapor resulting in brake failure.
Braking fluid is a hydraulic fluid with a high boiling point. Hydraulic fluids are used to transfer power, in this case, from the pedal to the calipers and cylinders while surviving high temperatures caused by braking. Braking fluid also protects against corrosion of systems it comes in contact with.

When to Schedule your Car for Brake Services

This is what to look for to bring your car in for brake services:
  • Noise or grinding coming from the brakes
  • Brake pedal feels spongy or soft when pressed
  • Car veers a certain way when the brakes are pressed
  • Brake fluid level in the master cylinder is low
  • Brake system Warning Lamp is on

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Brake Services by European Service Center

Alpharetta Motor Sports has 35 years of experience in maintaining vehicles. Our ASE certified service mechanics are highly trained and have the tools to inspect, diagnose, and repair any braking issue you may be having. Schedule your appointment today.