Engine Cooling and Radiator Services

The engine cooling system is comprised of many different components that all must work correctly for the system to cool the engine properly. Any one component that fails can effect the entire system, consequently causing an engine overheating condition.

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. A failure of the engine cooling system will mean a trip to the repair shop behind a tow truck, which is why it is important that you have periodic inspections and regular maintenance of the cooling system.

Key components of the cooling system we replace or repair:

  • Radiator
  • Radiator cap
  • Radiator hoses
  • Radiator fan/fan clutch
  • Anti-freeze
  • Water pump
  • Thermostat
  • Fan belts
  • Serpentine belt
  • Cooling sensor
  • Heater core
  • Heater hoses

Most vehicle manufacturers recommend replacement of the anti-freeze every two years. Unlike many service shops that just perform a “drain-and-fill,” Clear Lake Auto Service provides a complete radiator flushing service that includes the following:

  • Inspect system and pressure test for leaks
  • Add flush chemicals to the radiator
  • Power flush system through flush machine
  • Refill system with proper amount of recycled anti-freeze
  • Add sealant/lubricant to the system
  • 6 month/6,000 mile warranty