Jeep Parts allow owners to upgrade their vehicles with a variety of accessories. A well-chosen set of upgrades can even increase resale value.
An overheated engine is often caused by a faulty radiator. It’s important to make sure this vital component is working correctly.
A radiator is the core of your engine’s cooling system and helps eliminate excess heat while operating. Your engine runs on fuel and creates friction that generates a lot of heat. It is important to vent this excess heat because it can damage your engine and other parts of your vehicle. The radiator removes this heat by running coolant through the engine and cooling fins. The coolant then flows through the radiator to cool it, and the radiator blows air across it to remove the remaining heat and keep the car at a safe temperature.
JEGS offers high-quality brass and copper replacement radiators that are a direct fit for your Jeep. They are designed to fit in place and not bend or damage the mounting points on your engine block. You can find them online and have them shipped to you, or you can buy them at one of our local Phoenix locations. Choosing the right replacement radiator ensures that your car stays cool and runs smoothly for years to come.
If you notice a low level of coolant in the radiator or other signs that your radiator is not working properly, it’s important to fix it as soon as possible. A damaged radiator will leak coolant, causing the car to overheat. This can cause permanent damage to your engine if left untreated.
A good way to test whether your radiator is leaking is to remove the cap and see if it has any liquid inside. This liquid is called coolant and should be a bright green or yellow color with the addition of antifreeze. If the coolant is brown or black, it needs to be replaced. It is easy to refill the coolant reservoir yourself, but it is best not to open the cap if the car is hot, and you should always use a rag when opening the radiator cap.
It is also important to have your radiator hoses and cooling system flushed regularly to remove any dirt, debris, or rust that can clog the engine. A professional at your local auto shop can perform this service to help prevent future engine problems.
As the weather turns warmer, vehicle air conditioning systems are getting switched back on after spending the winter dormant. This means that they are also being put through their paces once again, and it can be at this time of year when a failing air conditioning compressor becomes apparent, leaving drivers without the cool comfort they have become used to.
A compressor is responsible for starting the refrigeration cycle and pressurizing refrigerant before it is sent to the condenser. It does this by using a pulley and V-belt to drive a swash plate that oscillates six double-ended pistons. A thin mist of oil circulates and mixes with the refrigerant to lubricate these moving parts.
The compressor is a vital component of the vehicle’s A/C system, so it should come as no surprise to learn that it will wear down with time. It is difficult to determine an exact lifespan for a car’s compressor, as there are many factors that can contribute to its eventual failure, such as age and the amount of mileage that it has been subjected to.
Another factor that can affect the lifespan of a compressor is the use of the wrong type of oil, as this will lead to poor lubrication and damage to the moving parts. The garage should always use PAG-oil to lubricate the compressor, as it is designed specifically for this purpose. It is recommended that this oil be changed regularly to ensure proper lubrication and the protection of the compressor’s windings.
If the correct oil is not used, then it can cause the swash plates to overheat, which leads to damage to the internal compressor components and can also result in the rubber auxiliary drive belt being snatched and grabbed at inappropriate angles by the compressor pulley, causing premature wear. In addition, if the incorrect type of oil is used, the electrical insulation on the compressor’s windings can be compromised, leading to potential short-circuit and shock hazards. The garage should therefore only use OE-quality aftermarket PAG oil when replacing an A/C compressor. This will ensure the proper fit and quality, as well as helping to maintain the optimum performance of the engine and cooling system.
The battery gets all the attention when it comes to your Jeep’s electrical system, but the alternator is a critical part of your vehicle as well. While many people assume the battery provides all of the power for the lights, wipers, and radio while driving, that isn’t entirely true. The alternator generates electricity that charges the battery and powers electrical equipment such as the air conditioning and dashboard components.
The alternator works by converting mechanical energy from the pulley and belt system into electric current. This is accomplished by the rotor, which uses magnetism to generate alternating current, and the diode packs that convert that alternating current into direct current that your Jeep’s components can use. The voltage regulator helps control the amount of power being sent from the alternator to the battery, and the brushes are spring-loaded pieces that make contact with the slip rings on each end of the rotor shaft and provide an electrical path for the electricity to travel into the rotor and power the electromagnet.
Like many other parts of the car, the alternator can experience problems that lead to its needing repair. One of the most common issues is a drop in system voltage that causes the headlights to dim when the engine is running or other electrical components to shut down. This can be the result of a number of things, including insufficient wiring size that restricts amperage flow or heat from overheating wire connections. However, it is also often the result of an alternator that is nearing the end of its life and is having to work harder to keep up with your Jeep’s electrical demands.
You may also notice that the battery isn’t able to hold a charge as long when your alternator is having issues, which can be very dangerous in the case of an emergency stop on a steep hill or in traffic. If you are having any of these issues, it is important to have a professional inspect and repair your alternator as soon as possible to avoid further complications in the electrical system of your Jeep.
Your Jeep’s battery is a vital piece of equipment that provides the power necessary to crank over your engine and keep the electrical systems powered. While all batteries degrade over time, there are some preventative steps you can take to extend their lifespans and avoid costly replacements.
A common mistake many drivers make is only driving their vehicles on short trips and letting them sit for extended periods of time. These short drives do not give the battery an opportunity to recharge, so it will eventually die. To prevent this from happening, you should start your car regularly and let it run for a few minutes. You should also park indoors whenever possible, as extreme weather conditions can contribute to your battery’s degradation.
If you notice that your Jeep is starting to die frequently, you can also consider upgrading your battery with a performance upgrade from brands like Optima and NorthStar. These high-performance batteries use advanced chemistry to ensure quick and effortless startup as well as long-lasting power. They can also resist sulfation and corrosion, extending their lives far beyond those of conventional automotive batteries.
Getting genuine parts for your Jeep from our parts department is the best way to guarantee that you will get the exact fit and function you expect from your vehicle. Unlike generic alternatives, authentic Mopar parts are designed specifically for your model of Jeep SUV and will work perfectly with all the other components under the hood. This helps you preserve the resale value of your Jeep and ensures that its systems are functioning properly.
The experts at Grieger’s Motor Sales are ready to help you find the perfect Jeep parts for your vehicle. To speak with one of our team members, call today or schedule a service appointment online. We look forward to helping you with all your auto needs.