7227 N Lamar Blvd 78752
3411 S Lamar Blvd 78704
4930 S. Congress Avenue
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Texas heat takes a toll on your vehicles’ cooling system. On a hot day in Austin, nothing could be worse than your car breaking down on the freeway or stuck in rush hour traffic and watching steam come out of the from under the hood. The cooling system is key to keeping your engine running smoothly and staying cool. Your vehicle’s radiator is only part of the cooling system, it includes the radiator, radiator cooling fans ( either mechanical or electrically driven), belts, hoses, thermostat, and electronic controls.
Car problems can arise at any time, and at Carter’s, we understand that it’s not always feasible to bring your car in for repair right away. That is why we try to educate our customers about spotting potential car problems and taking proactive measures to help avoid car problems.
One important thing vehicle owners can do is purchase the right type of coolant for their radiator. For different types of car models, there are different kinds of coolants. Some coolants are oil-based, while most are water-based. Most all radiator coolants contain a glycol additive that changes the boiling & freezing point. More important than the type of coolant is pressure, the boiling point can be changed by 40 or 50 deg. Fehr. The high-grade coolants all contain anti-corrosion properties that help lengthen your cooling systems life. Ask your Carter technician which coolant options are right for your car.
Often times, replacing your radiator can be more cost-effective for you than repairing the leak. If your car has experienced many days of overheating, a radiator can leak at the seals or it can crack a tank or leak in the core. With the manufactures being required to have a specific percentage of the vehicle “recyclable” , plastic is used throughout your vehicle.
Our ASE Certified Technicians will check the following to guarantee the longevity and safety of a customer's vehicle's life:
- Belt & hose checks
- Radiator leaks & crack check
- Clamp & hose check
- Radiator cap check
- Radiator hot/cold spots check
- Radiator coolant flush using new antifreeze
- Cooling system pressure check before/after repair
- Block integrity and cylinder head check
With any repair or service you receive at Carter’s, we are proud to offer our customers FREE Roadside Assistance for 1 year. Call Us today for a Free Estimate -