Your vehicle’s engine produces massive amounts of heat as it carries you and your family down the road. Friction, moving parts, exhaust gases and even the temperature outside can make your car work under hotter and hotter conditions. It’s very important to keep your radiator and cooling system in top condition to prevent a catastrophic engine failure.
Your radiator and cooling system keep the heat from building to critical levels. Some engine parts can’t handle the excess heat and can fail if they get too hot. Your cooling system dissipates the heat through a system of hoses and the radiator to keep the heat manageable. With computerized systems on board your vehicle, it’s important to protect the multiple sensors, wires and plastic components from excess heat.
The cooling system is more than just your radiator, but it gets most of the attention. The key parts of your car’s cooling system include: the radiator, radiator cap, radiator hoses, radiator fan, fan clutch, water pump, thermostat, anti-freeze, fan belts, serpentine belt, heater core, temperature sensor, heater hoses and the cooling sensor. Some vehicles have more sensors and computerized components, but those are the basics. Each one of these parts is critical in the overall function of your car’s cooling system.
Christian Brothers Automotive and its team of expert, ASE certified technicians can evaluate your car’s cooling system and determine if any components are in need of repair, replacement or service.
Christian Brothers follows the manufacturers recommend settings on anti-freeze and fluid replacement. Christian Brothers recommends that you get a full system cleaning and flush when it’s time to replace your anti-freeze.
A cooling system flush includes a full inspection, full sealant and lubricant added to the system, cleaning additives to make sure sediments and other harmful particles are removed, full pressure test for leaks. Christian Brothers will also make sure the proper anti-freeze for your vehicle is added to the proper level.
Like all work at Christian Brothers Automotive, radiator and cooling system service and repair comes with a 12 month/ 12,000 mile warranty.
These guys were great. They did an excellent job repairing my radiator, they did it fast and kept in touch with me throughout the process. They even gave my two-year-old and me a ride home when we dropped off the vehicle. I will definitely use them again and again whenever the need arises.
Michael W. – Customer at the Christian Brothers Automotive location in Hutto, TX
Christian Brothers in Amarillo has done it again! I have an older car that recently needed some work on the cooling system. When I spoke to Brian, I told him that my goal was to keep the car two more years and asked him to recommend anything that needed to be done to make that happen. Any other shop would have taken that as an opportunity to recommend anything they thought they could get away with. Instead, I was told that everything looked good now and to just keep up with oil changes and have it checked out every now and then. The honesty the guys at Christian Brothers show will keep me coming back and recommending them to all my friends.
Shauna T. – Customer at the Christian Brothers Automotive location in Amarillo, TX