Engine Cooling System & Radiator Repair

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. 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!

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How Your Vehicle Prevents Overheating

Cars are designed with a cooling system. Almost all vehicles on the road have water-cooled engines – a mixture of water and specially-formulated coolant. The coolant, or antifreeze, prevents the water from freezing and expanding in low temperatures when a vehicle is not running. The coolant circulates through channels in the engine block and is pumped to the cooling system radiator. The cooling system radiator dissipates the heat from the engine into the air.

Engine Experts of Austin

Our technicians know proper vehicle maintenance requires attention to your engine’s cooling system. We can perform a flush radiator service, usually every two or three years, and can accurately diagnose problems to recommend repair or replacement of a radiator. We can also determine if a problem or leakage can be solved by simply replacing the radiator cap or hoses.

Engine Cooling System Services

Bring in your vehicle today for a visual check or a pressure check of the cooling system and radiator cap for indications of leaks or oil content. We can check your: crankcase oil and automatic transmission fluid for water contamination and levels, temperature gauge for accuracy, fan blades and pulleys for alignment and damage, engine core plugs, and the condition and tension of drive belts. We also conduct tests of the coolant thermostat with radiator thermometer and external inspections of all hoses for cracks, swelling, brittleness and deterioration. Hoses that lead from the engine block to the radiator can become worn or brittle and crack from extreme heat or cold. The radiator cap and its seal are also exposed to heat and cold as well as extreme pressure. We can also perform an engine coolant fluid service, including a powered flush as approved.

Warnings Signs to Look For

Don’t get caught with a broken down vehicle  because of a cooling system failure. Bring in your vehicle today if you notice any of the following warning signs: your engine overheats, your coolant light comes on, your temperature gauges read higher or lower than normal, your heater doesn’t work, your engine runs poorly or uses excess fuel, or you smell antifreeze (sweet, moist smell). These are all symptoms of an engine cooling system malfunction.

What Our Customers Are Saying

"The service was performed in the time promised and was polite, as always. I had called in and they told me they were busy that day and had me come another time when they could get to me sooner. I appreciated that."

- Carolyn B.

"Fair pricing, great work, friendly service. They have been taking good care of my family's cars since they opened."

- C. H.

"First time there, and was very pleased with everything. Prompt attention, explanation of what needed to be done, feeling of being treated fairly, and repeated offers for ride assistance. Thank you."

- Tom M.
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