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What is a Freeze Frost Plugs Repairs service?

Lube Stop’s Freeze Frost Plugs Repairs service is the repair of the frost plugs that your vehicle uses to stop the freezing of water inside the engine.  If your frost plugs are damaged or broken, they can bring present safety issues to your vehicle and its passengers.

Lube Stop provides this service as needed.  To determine if it is needed, we look for signs that the frost plugs are damaged or broken.  Following that, Lube Stop also inspects for water leakage from the engine, coolant leakage, slow cooling system, and pinhole freeze plug leak.  If they are present, we recommend replacing or repairing the frost plugs to the customer.  Then, if the customer agrees and we are able to provide this service at our shop, then we proceed with the Freeze Frost Plugs Repairs service.  If we do not provide this service at your Lube Stop location, we will provide a recommendation and referral for the next steps you should take.

So, always bring any indicators of trouble to the attention of our Lube Stop technicians.  These include water leakage from the engine and freeze pinhole, coolant leakage, and slow cooling system.  From there, we will trouble shoot and determine if you need to repair or replace your frost plugs.

We do all this so you can enjoy the benefits of a reliable engine and cooling system.

What is Freeze Frost Plugs Repairs for?

Freeze plugs, also known as core or frost plugs, prevent coolant from leaking from your vehicle’s engine.  Freeze plugs are key elements when it comes to the maintenance of a car, especially in warmer weather conditions.  Without coolant, your car’s engine can reach unstable conditions, causing a breakdown.  Freeze plugs are usually aluminum or brass plugs pressed into holes of your engine block.  Since there is no anti-freeze inside the water that runs through your cooling system and your engine, the water freezes slowly and while it expands, it stops the moving parts of the engine which can cause many major issues inside the engine.  Therefore, having front plugs is a necessary thing for any weather condition.

Although frost plugs alone may not seem to be important elements of your vehicle, they are essential parts to keep your vehicle running properly.

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Let’s Talk Safety

Lube Stop is 100% committed to ensuring your vehicle’s engine and the components it powers are all operating as they should.  We are also 100% committed to ensuring that your safety is taken care of, too.  This means checking that all the parts of your vehicle that keep you safe, are working as well.  These include the following list of items.

  • A/C and Heating System
  • Air Bags
  • Batteries
  • Electrical Charging System
  • Exhaust System
  • Ignition & Timing System
  • Spare Tires
  • Taillights
  • Headlights
  • Turn Signals
  • Vehicle Horn
  • Windshield
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Any Leaks, Squeaks, Rattles or Odours

These safety checks are included in Lube Stop’s Precision Based Recommendations process.  Specifically, they are included in their 37+ Point Inspections that are performed each time you drive into one of our shops.  There are 15 or more safety checks performed during this standard practice.  When an issue is detected, Lube Stop technicians bring those matters to your attention and make suggestions as to how to address them.  It is important to have a fully functioning car, truck, or SUV, but it’s also important to have a safe drive for you and your family.  So, when you come to Lube Stop, rest assured that we will be checking for both your vehicle’s health and your own personal safety while driving.

Why Do I Need a Freeze Frost Plugs Repairs service?

The Freeze Frost Plugs Repairs service is the repair of your vehicle’s feeze or frost plugs.  You need to do this so that your vehicle’s engine and cooling system can continue working properly and efficiently.  Functioning freeze plugs help your vehicle’s engine deliver lots of benefits.  For example, it allows for reduced internal damage to the engine and cooling system.

We do these repairs so that our customers can avoid problems with their car, truck, or SUV.  The repair is an important maintenance item.  For example, without the frost plugs the engine would be much more likely to breakdown.  This is because when freeze plugs are functioning, all the systems do their job better.  For example, without frost plugs, the vehicle would be much more likely to experience a collision that can cause major damage to the vehicle and its occupants.

So, it is fair to conclude that damaged frost plugs are NOT something you want to ignore.

That’s why we check the frost plugs of your engine every visit.  We need to make sure that they are functioning as they should.  We understand that it costs a little in the short run to change this part out.  But it saves a lot in the long run.

How Often Do I Need It?

The part should be checked each time you have service with Lube Stop.  And, of course, we should check it anytime you have observed issues.  Your owner’s manual will also advise you to do it at various intervals.  Please check your manual. Please note that this service might not be available in all Lube Stop’s locations.

Also, lean on us at Lube Stop for advice.  We use a system of processes called Precision Based Recommendations to help investigate a vehicle’s overall condition.  This system of inspection and trouble shooting helps us get a clearer picture of your car, truck, or SUV as it stands, today.  That is because it removes the guess work.  Learn more about this system below.

Can Lube Stop do the Trouble Shooting?

Lube Stop employs the best technicians and mechanics in this service area.  These technicians are more than qualified to help inspect the issues and make recommendations to problem solve.

Which Towns and Cities are in our Fast Lube Service area?

Our lube shop & tire service area includes the following towns and cities listed below.

  • Blackfalds, Alberta
  • Clive, Alberta
  • Bentley, Alberta
  • Red Deer, Alberta
  • Ponoka, Alberta
  • Millet, Alberta
  • Rimbey, Alberta
  • Alix, Alberta
  • Penhold, Alberta
  • Benalto, Alberta
  • Hobbema, Alberta
  • Delburne, AB
  • Bluffton, Alberta
  • Innisfail, Alberta
  • Lousana, Alberta
  • Bashaw, Alberta
  • Leslieville, Alberta
  • Wetaskiwin, Alberta
  • Stettler, Alberta

Context for these Services

Your vehicle uses an internal combustion engine.  This engine uses the combustion of fuel to power almost everything.  This is done when fuel alongside an air oxidizer and spark plugs creates a working fluid flow circuit inside a combustion chamber.

In your internal combustion engine, the expansion of the high-temperature and high-pressure gases produced by combustion applies direct force to some component of the engine.  The force is applied typically to pistons, turbine blades, rotors and nozzles.  This force moves the component over a distance, transforming chemical energy into useful work.

Typically, your combustion engine is fed with fossil fuels like natural gas or petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel or fuel oil.  Your engine is the hub for many things, including those listed below.

  • combustion chamber
  • cylinder head
  • camshaft
  • set of spark plugs
  • valvetrain
  • valves
  • rocker arms
  • pushrods
  • lifters
  • fuel injectors
  • pistons
  • connecting rods
  • engine block
  • crankcase
  • crankshaft
  • timing system
  • timing chain

All these work in unison to power all the other systems within your vehicle.  Without a fully functioning engine, everything else suffers.  So, let us at Lube Stop keep your engine functioning and everything else that relies on it.

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