Did you know that overheating is the most common cause of mechanical breakdowns on the road? And that overheating can cause severe damage to the engine and the transmission? Maintaining your vehicle’s radiator, fluids and cooling system is essential to keeping you and your vehicle on the road.
Coolant (anti-freeze) protects your engine from overheating and from freezing. The coolant’s effectiveness can diminish over time and lose many of its protective properties—even causing your radiator to rust and corrode. The cooling system itself can get clogged with built-up deposits from oil, grease, scale, hose decomposition, and other materials.
Most drivers know it’s recommended that a vehicle’s oil should be changed about every 3,000 miles. Drivers typically don’t realize, however, about the proper intervals for changing their vehicle’s other vital fluids. For the cooling system, the coolant/antifreeze manufacturers recommend changing the coolant once a year, and some service manuals stipulate flushing and refilling the radiator every 24 months, regardless of mileage. Check your car’s owner manual to see the recommended interval for changing the coolant in your vehicle, but you’ll want to get it changed at minimum every 24 months or if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Your vehicle has recently overheated
- Your coolant or temperature light comes on
- Your temperature gauge reads higher or lower than normal
- Your heater does not work
Visit Heads Up Automotive for a Cooling System Service, and get a 30-point inspection performed on your vehicle at no additional cost.
Radiator, Thermostat and Heater Services
The certified technicians at Heads Up Automotive have years of experience working with radiators, thermostats and the complete cooling system. Any of the following signs could indicate your vehicle needs service or repairs to the cooling system:
- The vehicle is running hot or overheating
- Leaking of a green fluid
- Belts or hoses that have not been replaced during the past 4 years.
Heads Up Automotive can repair or replace any of the following components of the cooling system:
- Radiator, radiator cap, radiator hoses and radiator fan or fan clutch
- Water pumps
- Fan belts and serpentine belts
- Temperature sensors
- Heater cores and hoses
What Will It Cost?
Since Heads Up Automotive is locally owned and operated, price and service are paramount to our success within the community so you can expect our prices to be competitive and our service second to non. Contact Heads Up Automotive for specific pricing information. For the most accurate estimate, take your vehicle to Heads Up Automotive for a free inspection. Our trained technicians can then assess your vehicle’s needs, answer any questions and review your options.