Cooling System Repair
Austin Mobile Mechanics provides professional cooling system repair for motorists in Austin, Cedar Park, Pflugerville, and Round Rock. If you're car is overheating, smoking, or shutting down, the your cooling system may need repairs and maintenance. Our ASE Certified Technicians are fast, reliable and efficient. With our years of experience you're guaranteed quality services at an affordable price. If you're in need of immediate assistance with cooling system repairs come on down to Austin Mobile Mechanics today for a free estimate. We service all drivers in Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Jollyville, Del Valle and other surrounding areas.
Often times, motorists will get oil changes, have other scheduled maintenance work completed, but they often forget about their vehicle's cooling system. However, neglecting to take care of your car's cooling system could prove to be disastrous. Your car's cooling system is what helps to prevent your engine from becoming too hot. If your cooling system has damage or problems which are left neglected, your engine could turn into a chunk of useless metal in no time. Your cooling system is responsible for dispersing coolant around the engine to help with absorbing and dissipating heat. Your car's cooling system is made up of the following: radiator, radiator hoses, water pump, thermostat, electric cooling fan, and a thermo-time switch.
Austin Mobile Mechanics offers the following services for cooling systems:
- Radiator Repair
- Water Pump Repair
- Coolant Replacement
- Electric Cooling Fan Repair
We know that a lot of motorists likely don't know what the various parts are to a cooling system, or what their function may be. Below are some of the common components of the system along with a definition.
- Radiator: The radiator is the most important part of the cooling system. Coolant which has ran through the engine is sent through tubes of the radiator and cooled off to be used again.
- Radiator Hoses: These hoses are responsible for moving coolant around from one place to another in and around the engine.
- Water Pump: This pump pushes coolant throughout the system. The water pump is powered by a belt.
- Thermostat: You probably already know that your car's engine isn't the same temperature at all times. On cold mornings, the engine is cool and takes awhile to heat up. After you've driven your car for awhile, the engine is going to be hot and will need to be cooled off. The thermostat helps to control the flow of coolant to the engine.
- Electric Cooling Fan: This fan draws in air from the radiator when you aren't driving fast enough to help the engine cool down with coolant.
- Thermo-Time Switch: This part is also known as the fan switch and it tells the fan when to blow.
Cooling System Flush and Maintenance
The frequency of which you need a cooling system flush or maintenance will depend on what kind of car you have, mileage, and your average driving conditions. Check your driver's manual for information about how often you need this service. Every time you drive your car, the radiator uses coolant to help keep your vehicle's engine cool and performing at its best. The longer and faster you drive, the more stress it's going to put on your engine, and the more times the coolant is going to have to move through the system.
Coolant, much like other fluids in a car, can start to break down and get dirty over time. Gunk and dirt in this coolant can cause your engine to be hotter and run much harder. This adds a lot of extra stress on your car's radiator and on other parts of the cooling system. If you don't have a cooling system flush regularly, you may have to replace your radiator much sooner than you thought you would need to.
Give us a call at 512-730-3694 to learn more about your cooling system and what maintenance services we have to offer. You can easily schedule an appointment online.