Radiator Repair in Tulsa, OK
The Expert Radiator Repair Shop Tulsa Drivers Know and Trust
Engine coolant (also known as antifreeze or radiator fluid) prevents cars from overheating by keeping engine temperatures stable, as well as lubricating the water pump. It is recommended that you change your engine coolant every 24 months or at the interval recommended by your manufacturer. This is vitally important to your vehicle’s cooling system’s health and helps to prolong your engine’s life.
What’s Included In Our Radiator Repair Service
Maintaining your vehicle’s radiator cooling system will keep it running better and longer. While the service can vary depending on the make, model, and year of your vehicle, during a typical cooling system service, our certified professional mechanics perform the following:
- A complete inspection of the cooling system.
- Utilize a pressure test to help spot any coolant leaks.
- Complete drain and removal of old coolant from the engine.
- Fill the antifreeze reservoir with high-quality replacement coolant.
- We also provide a special cleaning chemical flush and other optional fluid enhancements, which are available at additional cost.
Keeping your vehicle running its best is simple when you trust Tate Boys to take care of all of the important preventative maintenance tasks required. Bring in your vehicle to your nearest Tate Boys for fast, friendly, and professional service today.
What Does a Radiator Flush Do?
Your vehicle needs coolant in order to absorb the heat that’s coming from the engine and radiate it away to prevent overheating. The added chemicals in today’s antifreeze helps to improve performance and slow the development of scale, rust and corrosion. Over time, the engine coolant is simply less effective, which can lead to engine damage and/or leaks.
Topping off your engine fluids like coolant at regular intervals can be helpful as part of a preventative maintenance schedule, but eventually the fluid will need to be flushed. Having a coolant flushed generally involves using a chemical cleaner to help get rid of any debris left over.
Once this is complete, a high-quality replacement can be added, usually with a mix of 50/50 water and antifreeze. Many of today’s top antifreeze and coolant combo products like we use at Tate Boys come pre-diluted and ready to use.
Signs That Your Vehicle Need A Radiator Repair
Some of the signs that your radiator needs service can be easy to spot, while others may need advanced diagnostics to pinpoint. If you experience any of the following, it’s a good idea to go ahead and get your vehicle in for a radiator repair service.
- Your vehicle is overheating and/or you see steam.
- Grinding or squealing noises from your engine.
- The temperature gauge reads higher or lower than normal.
- Seeing coolant puddles under your car.
- The engine runs poorly or uses excess fuel.
Symptoms of a malfunctioning radiator and cooling system should never be ignored. Our ASE-certified mechanics have the training and the tools necessary to service your vehicle to the highest industry standards and in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.
How Often Should You Have Your Radiator Flushed?
Radiator flush intervals depend on a wide variety of factors as to how often this vital service needs to be performed. Your vehicle’s age, your daily commute and driving habits, your location—all of these factors can affect how often fluids need to be replaced. Always check your owner’s manual for the interval suggested by your vehicle’s manufacturer.
Like all the fluids in your vehicle, engine coolant gets dirty and wears out over time. When it wears out, it can clog and degrade the system. Leaks will also negatively affect the performance of your radiator, which puts more stress on the vehicle. As a good rule of thumb, you should look to have your radiator flushed every 24 months or so.
Overall, sticking with a good preventative maintenance schedule will help you get the best performance and longevity out of your vehicle.
Ask About Our Free Concierge Car Service
When your car needs radiator repairs or maintenance, our team takes service to a whole new level with Tate Boys’ free concierge car service. Depending on the location, we can either provide you with courtesy transportation or can provide a loaner car while your radiator service is being performed.
You already have enough on your plate today without having to worry about a long wait for your vehicle. Just ask an associate about this free service from Tate Boys.
How to Get an Online Quote for Radiator Repairs
We like to make things as simple and straightforward for our customers as possible so even offer an online quote request form. Simply provide details about the issues you’re facing and information about your vehicle and we’ll set to work to give you the most accurate estimate possible for your next radiator repair.
Where to Look For Coupons on Radiator Repairs
Tate Boys is dedicated to providing the very best radiator service possible for drivers around Tulsa. For the best deals on your next visit, always be sure to check out the Tate Boys Promotions page. We have all sorts of different manufacturer rebates and specials that change throughout the year so make sure to check back often.
If you’d like to look into financing your radiator service, Tate Boys has you covered there too. The Tate Boys credit card offers no annual fee, low monthly payments, and promotional financing to help make paying for your next service a piece of cake.
Get Your Radiator Repair Service Done Right
With Tate Boys locations across Tulsa and the surrounding area, you can be sure expert auto service is always nearby no matter where you find yourself. If you’re having any trouble with your car’s cooling system, it’s a good idea to go ahead and bring in your vehicle and our ASE-certified mechanics can pinpoint the exact issues and perform whatever radiator repairs are necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
With the latest tools and equipment at our disposal, our ASE-certified master mechanics can typically complete a radiator flush in about 30 minutes.
The cost will vary depending on the amount of coolant required for your particular vehicle and whether additional additives are desired such as radiator cleaners and conditioners. To get an estimate for your service, simply fill out our quick quote request form and a team member will get back to you with more information.
Signs that your radiator needs a flush can be hard to spot at times but other tell-tale signs can include seeing steam coming from under your hood, seeing bluish coolant fluid pooling under your vehicle, or seeing your temperature gauges fluctuating. If you experience any issue like this, you should never delay bringing in your vehicle to your nearest Tate Boys service center.
The top three things to be on the lookout for that can mean a leaking radiator include an elevated temperature gauge on your vehicle, actually spotting coolant puddles under the vehicle, and low levels of coolant in your reservoir. To check the coolant levels, just pop your hood and locate the coolant reservoir. Most reservoirs will have markings on the side indicating “fill” and “full” levels so you can easily tell if you’re low. If there is a radiator leak, the team at Tate Boys has advanced diagnostic equipment to pinpoint exactly where the leak is occurring and provide the necessary repairs to get you back on the road quickly.
Absolutely! For the best deals on radiator repairs or maintenance tasks like radiator flushes, always be sure to check out our promotions page. With a changing rotation of manufacturers rebates, seasonal-specials, and other savings, there are always ways to save.
Radiator flushes need to be performed correctly with the right tools and parts to make sure that no undue harm happens to these sensitive components. When a flush isn’t performed correctly, it can leave behind contaminants that can clog the system. The ASE-certified pros at Tate Boys have the best training and tools available in automotive repair to service your vehicle to the highest standards.