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. Engine coolant protects your engine from freezing or overheating and lubricates coolant system components, but its effectiveness can diminish over time. Rubber hoses and belts that deliver the coolant break down with heat and cold. Lamb’s Tire & Automotive’s ASE certified technicians will properly diagnose and recommend maintenance that keeps you on the road with a reliable engine cooling system!
Lamb’s Engine Cooling System service:
- A visual check of the cooling system for indications of leaks or oil content.
- 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 contamination and levels.
- Test coolant thermostat with radiator thermometer.
- Check temperature gauge for accuracy.
- 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).
- Check condition and tension of drive belts.
- Perform engine coolant fluid service, including powered flush as approved.
Engine Cooling System warnings:
- 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).