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Cooling System Service & Repairs

Did you know that overheating is the most common cause of mechanical breakdowns on the road? And that overheating can cause severe damage to the engine and the transmission? Maintaining your vehicle's radiator, fluids and cooling system is essential to keeping you and your old friend on the road.

Coolant (anti-freeze) protects your engine from overheating and from freezing. The coolant's effectiveness can diminish over time and lose many of its protective properties even causing your radiator to rust and corrode.

Most drivers know it's recommended that a vehicle's oil should be changed about every 3,000 miles. Drivers typically don't realize, however, about the proper intervals for changing their vehicle's other vital fluids. For the cooling system, the coolant/antifreeze manufacturers recommend changing the coolant once a year, and some service manuals stipulate flushing and refilling the radiator every 24 months, regardless of mileage. Check your vehicle owner's manual to see the recommended interval for changing the coolant in your vehicle, but you'll want to get it checked if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Your vehicle has recently overheated
  • Your coolant or temperature light comes on
  • Your temperature gauge reads higher or lower than normal
  • Your heater does not work

 

Radiator, Thermostat and Heater Services

The certified technicians at Sony's Auto Repair have years of experience in working with radiators, thermostats and the complete cooling system, due to the cooling system's critical impact on proper engine and transmission operation.

We can repair or replace any of the following components of the cooling system:

  • Radiator, radiator cap, radiator hoses and radiator fan or fan clutch
  • Thermostats
  • Water pumps
  • Fan belts and serpentine belts
  • Temperature sensors
  • Heater cores and hoses

 

Please call (225) 261-5551 today to schedule to have your Cooling System repaired!