COOLING SYSTEM SERVICE
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 car or truck 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, 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 at regular intervals. Drivers typically don’t realize, however, about the proper intervals for changing their vehicle’s other vital fluids. For the cooling system, check your car’s owner manual to see the recommended interval for changing the coolant in your vehicle.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, we suggest you visit your local AAMCO:
- 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
RADIATOR, THERMOSTAT AND HEATER SERVICES
The certified technicians at AAMCO have years of experience working with radiators, thermostats and the complete cooling system, due to the cooling system’s critical impact on proper transmission operation. 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
Your local AAMCO center 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