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Automotive Cooling Systems and Component Testing

Testing, type approval and certification solutions for vehicles

About cooling system and component testing

The evaluation of automotive cooling systems and components can encompass a number of different safety and performance issues. A thorough evaluation can include testing for system and component durability, pressure pulsating, ageing, corrosion and erosion, climatic temperature cycling, pressure-vibration-temperature and materials testing, as well as permeation measurement.

Automotive cooling system and component testing offers various benefits for OEM’s and suppliers:

  • Optimize engine’s overall performance by maintaining optimal engine operating temperatures
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and manufacturers’ specifications by thoroughly testing your cooling systems and components
  • Verify the safety and quality of your products to increase market acceptance
  • Save time and money by identifying automotive component compliance considerations and technical requirements at the earliest possible stages of the product development process
  • Minimize risks by reducing the risk of supply chain problems that can result in product recalls and reputational harm.

our Automotive Cooling Testing Services

For more than 100 years, TÜV SÜD has been the preferred testing and certification partner for automobile and automotive component manufacturers worldwide. Our state-of-the-art testing facilities, combined with our global network of technical experts, can provide your company with a single source solution for achieving compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, standards and voluntary industry schemes

TÜV SÜD offers a wide range of cooling system and component testing that simulates the diverse range of operating and environmental stresses to which these critical automotive parts are exposed. Cooling system and component testing by TÜV SÜD provides your customers with independent and impartial verification of safety and quality claims consistent with both OEM and industry standard requirements. And our global network of automotive testing capabilities and experts can support your testing efforts regardless of location.

We offer the following endurance and durability testing:

  • Fatigue strength (pressure pulsating, temperature cycling, ageing)
  • Resistance to environmental simulation (climatic temperature and pressure change. PVT, internal corrosion/erosion)
  • Functional testing (static, dynamic)
  • Material testing
  • Tightness testing
  • Burst pressure testing


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