Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

December 6, 2020

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More

Tuffy Jacksonville Radiator Service

October 20, 2020

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Jacksonville, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the en... More

Keeping Your Engine Cool in Jacksonville, Florida

October 5, 2020

The cooling system keeps Florida vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Jacksonville. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Jacksonville drivers asso... More

Keep Your Cool in Jacksonville

August 13, 2020

Jacksonville drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there t... More

Smart Jacksonville Drivers Protect Against Overheating

July 21, 2020

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Jacksonville driv... More

Water Pump

July 17, 2020

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat the water pump The water pump's like the hear... More

Cooling System Components

July 9, 2020

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles the cooling system. It's one of those things that Jacksonville auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Florida.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system ... More

Too Hot to Handle (Vehicle Overheating)

March 22, 2020

In the hot weather, seeing steam coming from the engine compartment is something we all dread. No one wants that to happen to them. But if you know the signs of overheating and how to deal with it, you may be able to reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle, maybe even prevent getting stranded ... More

Not So Hot in Jacksonville

January 19, 2020

When the weather turns cold, it's nice to crank up the furnace and enjoy the heat. But if your home's furnace doesn't work, it's not too comfortable. Same goes with your vehicle. When the heater's not working, things can get miserable. It could also signal some major problems, which we'll discuss... More

Your Biggest Fan (Radiator Fan Problems)

January 18, 2020

Your vehicle's engine makes a lot of heat when it's powering you down the road, so it needs a way to get rid of that energy. That's why your vehicle has a cooling system, complete with a radiator and one or two radiator fans, also called cooling fans. Those fans make sure air keeps moving acros... More