Cooling System Maintenance
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radiator-serviceCoolant protects your engine from freezing or overheating, but its effectiveness can diminish over time.

A cooling system failure is the number one reason for automotive breakdown on our nation’s highways. Unlike a flat tire, you can’t stop and put on a spare. Trust A.J. McKay to get your vehicle operating at the right temperature. Our ASE-certified technicians will efficiently have you back on the road with a properly maintained cooling system!

Recommended interval: Every 6,000 miles or every 6 months

 

Cooling System Warning Signs:

  • Your vehicle overheats.
  • Your coolant light comes on.
  • Your temperature gauges reads higher or lower than normal.
  • Your heater does not work.
  • Your engine runs poorly or uses excess fuel.
  • You smell antifreeze (sweet moist smell).

 

Our Cooling System Maintenance Service Includes:

  • Pressure check the cooling system and radiator cap for external leaks with filler cap and neck adapter and tester
  • Check crankcase oil and automatic transmission fluid for water content and levels
  • Test coolant thermostat with radiator thermometer
  • Check temperature gauge for accuracy
  • Chemical flush compound
  • Drain system
  • Clean foreign matter from radiator fins (if needed)
  • Check fan blades and pulleys for alignment and damage
  • External inspection of all hoses for cracks, swelling, brittleness and deterioration
  • Check engine core plugs, (where possible)
  • Refill system with correct coolant type, check and bleed for air locks
  • Check condition and tension of drive belts
  • Includes up to 2 gallons of coolant or proper type for vehicle and 1 chemical flush compound

 

Call us today (480) 985-2435