Due to current COVID-19 concerns, we have implemented multiple procedures to limit your need to visit our location in person and to ensure that all surfacesare sanitary both in our waiting areas, work areas as well as in your vehicle.
Please call us to let us know what’s going on with your vehicle and we will gladly do everything possible to get you back on the road!
Jacksonville AAMCO Radiator & Cooling System Services
Cooling System Service
Did you know that the cooling system and 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?
Coolant (also termed 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. The cooling system itself can get clogged with built-up deposits from oil, grease, scale, hose decomposition, and other materials.
Most drivers know it's recommended that a automobile's oil should be changed about every 3,000 miles. Drivers typically know less, however, about proper intervals for their automobile'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 automobile's owner manual to see the recommended interval for changing the coolant in your automobile, but you’ll want to get it changed at minimum every 24 months or if you have any of the following symptoms:
Your automobile overheats
Your coolant or temperature light comes on
Your temperature gauge reads higher or lower than normal
Your heater does not work
Visit your local Jacksonville AAMCO for an AAMCO Cooling System Service, and get a 36-point ProtectCheck Inspection performed on your automobile at no additional cost.
Radiator, Thermostat and Heater Services
The certified mechanics at Jacksonville AAMCO have years of experience in working with radiators, thermostats and the complete cooling system, due to the cooling system’s critical impact on proper transmission operation.
Any of the following signs could indicate your automobile needs service or repairs to the cooling system:
The automobile is running hot or overheating
Leaking of a green fluid
Belts or hoses that have not been replaced during the past 4 years.
your local Jacksonville AAMCO auto repair shop can repair or replace any of the following components of the cooling system:
Radiator, radiator cap, radiator hoses and radiator fan or fan clutch