Cooling System and Exhaust
Cooling System Service
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. The cooling system itself can get clogged with built-up deposits from oil, grease, scale, hose decomposition, and other materials.
Radiator, Thermostat and Heater Services
TARVY AUTO technicians 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 vehicle needs service or repairs to the cooling system:
- The vehicle is running hot or overheating
- Leaking of a coolant fluid
- Belts or hoses that have not been replaced during the past 4 years.
TARVY AUTO can repair or replace any of the following components of the cooling system:
- Radiator, radiator cap, radiator hoses and radiator fan or fan clutch
- Water pumps
- Fan belts and serpentine belts
- Temperature sensors
- Heater cores and hoses
Exhaust System Service
Whether your exhaust is blowing smoke or making noise or anything in between, TARVY AUTO has complete exhaust services. The emission and exhaust system starts at the engine of your car, truck or SUV and runs through exhaust pipes connected to your engine cylinders, to the oxygen sensors and the catalytic converter, and then to the muffler and to the tailpipe. Because the emission and exhaust system is mounted to the bottom of your vehicle, it is subject to some abuse from potholes, rough roads, etc. Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide and other substances which can be dangerous if they are flowing into the passenger compartment. It is a good idea to have your emission and exhaust system checked about once a year to ensure it is functioning safely and TARVY AUTO can repair or replace any of the following components of the exhaust system:
- Catalytic converter
- Oxygen sensor
- EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) Valves and Sensors
- Exhaust pipes
- Exhaust manifold
- Tail pipes
- Brackets, clamps and hardware