Car overheating can come from a variety of sources. If your engine is running hotter than normal, either shortly after starting or over time, or if you find antifreeze puddled beneath your car, it’s probably time to stop by Morris Auto Radiator for an inspection. Your auto radiator is the core of your cooling system.
Without a properly functioning auto radiator, heat levels produced by your car’s engine are great enough to damage the components of the engine itself.
We recommend having coolant replacement performed according to your car’s factory-recommended maintenance schedule. The regular maintenance of your vehicle’s radiator and cooling system can help avoid car overheating and costly engine repair services.
Morris Auto Radiator has been repairing radiators since 1917; we are the experts. Count on us to get it right!
Properly working brakes are essential to your vehicle safety and reliability. When you press your brake pedal and stop, you need the confidence to know that your vehicle will come to a complete and precise stop.
Why is it important to get your brakes serviced?
Inspecting and replacing your brake pads may save you money by preventing a grinding condition that accelerates the need to replace expensive rotors and/or drums
Our ASE certified technicians are specially trained to maintain, repair, and replace your brake system to help ensure that it’s working as efficiently and effectively as originally designed.
Our service includes:
- Replacing worn brake pads and/or brake shoes
- Resurfacing or replacing brake rotors or drums
- Replacing brake fluid as needed
- Thoroughly testing brake system for proper and safe operation
How often should I get my brakes checked?
It’s important to have your brakes checked at least once a year to keep them responsive and to help avoid costly replacements.
You should have your brakes checked immediately if you experience any of the following:
- Your brakes are continuously squeaking, squealing, or grinding
- Your brake or anti-lock braking system (ABS) warning light comes on
- Your car jerks or pulls to one side when braking
- You need to pump your brakes for them to work properly
- Your brake pedal feels unusually soft and spongy or hard
- You notice brake fluid leaks around the wheels, engine compartment or on the ground where you parked your car.
Why maintaining your AC System is very important: Heating and A/C systems may break eventually with usage, hose pipes may clog and drip if not serviced, causing reduced efficiency heating and cooling capabilities. Regular maintenance will keep your AC system operating at peak performance!
Are you having issues with your A/C system?
- If your air conditioning blows only slightly cooler air compared to the exterior air
- Air that blows in smells damp, musty, or like mildew and mold
- Your cabin does not warm up in cold weather, or is just a little warmer than outside
- The defroster takes longer than typical to operate, or does not operate
- Your heater or A/C only functions when driving, not when idling, or quits blowing when the car is stationary
- Your heating system blows cold air, or the air conditioning blows warm air
- Low airflow even at the highest fan setting.
A comprehensive evaluation of heating and A/C system includes:
- Examining the internal controls and blower
- Checking radiator coolant operating temperature, hoses, pressure radiator cap and thermostat
- Inspecting the compressor belt
- Inspecting system and seals for leaks or various other damages.
- A cooling system pressure test
- Verifying the A/C pressure meets manufacturer specifications
- Measuring the interior vent air temperature
Our repair and maintenance services include: Air Conditioning Belts & Hoses Radiators
Did you fail your emissions test?
When was the last time your vehicle had an overall check-up? Did you remember to also check you exhaust emissions? For a complete system check up – bring in your vehicle to Morris Radiator – we’ll check from the tip of your exhaust pipe all the way to your engine. After all, a vehicle’s exhaust system was not produced only to reduce noise while driving, but it also to reduce the toxic emissions that are released into the atmosphere. When exhaust systems function correctly, they not only produce a quieter ride, they also help regulate those harmful exhaust fumes, which is better for you, your family and the environment as a whole.
A vehicles’ exhaust emission system begins at the front of the vehicle, directly in back of the engine. Exhaust manifolds link to the cylinder heads, where the exhaust gases are collect. When the gases flow through the vehicles exhaust system, oxygen sensors first assess it, where it is then processed through the catalytic converter and, eventually, muffled by the vehicle’s muffler. So by the gases exit the vehicle, the emission system has helped your vehicle run cleaner, quieter and smoother to give you a more pleasant riding experience.
Neglecting to check any of these parts could mean significant trouble for you later down the road. Since the exhaust system contains crucial elements that affect things like your gas mileage all the way to the air you breathe in while driving. It is a fairly complex system, but we’re muffler repair pros so we can diagnose the issue and get you back on your way very quickly. Rest assured we will do an excellent job at an affordable price. We’ll give recommendations for replacements only for what’s necessary.
Our services include repairing, re-coring, flushing and cleaning radiators. We specialize in header rebuilding or simple repair to minimize down time, and in some cases we offer same day service.
We have worked on radiators from the 773 Cat Dump trucks to smallest Kubota tractors.
We have rebuilt Gen Sets, Power plant radiators, and over the road trucks such as Freightliners, Mack, Kenworth, Peterbilt, and Volvo.
All our bolt-on radiators are built on-site, and are tested. In addition we repair forklift radiators, and we can help you solve the trouble with fin clogging.
We offer pick up and delivery service up to a 30 mile radius of our shop.
Our facility can certainly handle any radiator that you may have, so please call with any questions; we will be more that happy to help you.
The simplest, most effective and least expensive way to help protect the life of your car, especially its engine, is to change the oil and the oil filter regularly. Oil is the lifeblood of your engine. It reduces friction, lessens wear, provides lubrication, forms a seal between the pistons, rings and cylinder walls while helping to cool engine parts. Engine oil even dampens the shock and noise of moving parts. While you are here every oil change includes a 10 point inspection including:
- Engine air filter
- Brake fluid
- Power steering fluid
- Automatic transmission fluid
- Windshield Wiper Fluid
- Tire Pressure
- Warning Check Engine
- Exterior Running Lights
We’ll also walk you through your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for replacing these vital fluids and filters.
A number of our customers use routine scheduled maintenance to keep their vehicles running longer in good working condition. The time and effort you can save by routine check ups can add up to big money in the long run.
Your vehicle manufacturing company developed a maintenance schedule for regular service times that are unique to your vehicle. However, in case you lost or misplaced your schedule – you can check out our easy-to-follow vehicle care checklists to stay informed about the routine needs of your automobile. At Morris Radiator it’s common for us to keep our customers vehicles running nicely with 100,000 or 200,000 miles.
There are procedures and checks that your car needs at varying intervals. We’ve divided them by months and mileage, offering you maintenance checklists to perform every three months, every six months, and annually. CLICK HERE TO SEE A MAINTENANCE CHART
Keep up with these easy jobs and you’ll save yourself a bundle.
At Morris Radiator, we take pride in our service excellence, honesty, and a willingness to get the job done correctly and in a timely fashion. Whether you have one vehicle or twenty, Morris Radiator is the answer for your commercial automobile needs.
For corporations that have a fleet of vehicles, we will maintain service records for each unit and schedule a maintenance program that will work with your schedule. Our services include complete diagnostics to brake and tire service. Weekend service is also available.
Monthly billing is available, credit applications can be furnished when asked. Commercial / Fleet service is limited to vehicles with 10 k or less.
Please call and ask for Salvatore and he fill you in on the details of this service.
Automatic Transmission Checks
A vehicle with typical automatic trans have 4 and up to 5 forward gear-ratios, a Neutral, a Reverse and Park gear. With automatic trans, the shifting of gears happen automatically after the vehicle is in Drive and unlike a “stick shift” or Manual Trans and there’s no demand for a clutch or shift. Automatic trans mission repair is advanced and complex work based on all the parts that it’s comprised of. Be sure to have any auto transmission problems correctly evaluated by a professional auto mechanic.
Check the Clutches
There are various kinds of clutches, in both manual & automatic trans cars. A clutch helps your vehicle start & shift gears smoothly. The clutch in your car can sometimes wear out. If you find your clutch begins to slip unevenly or is making strange noises that raise suspicion, contact Morris Radiator to see if clutch replacement is necessary.
“4” wheel Drive Transmission
A 4-wheel (4×4) driving vehicle does have specific gears, with both back & front axles, including an entire transfer case. Vehicles with 4 wheel drive require maintenance services on the front differentials, rear differentials, transfer case, and trans fluids.
Front-wheel drive Transmission
In front-wheel drive cars, the engine drives with only the front wheel. The power is directed through the transmission to the final drive where it is divided and sent to the two front wheels through the drive axles. Located in the front of the car is the transmission, engine, and additional hard ware.
Manual Transmission Check Ups
Driving vehicles with a Manual Transmission necessitates using the clutch & gear shift to manually move between gears based on car speed. Manual transmissions have been made with 2 to 8 gears. Front wheel drive and rear-wheel drive are the 2 primary layouts for manual transmissions. Usually, manual transmissions require less maintenance than automatic transmissions.
Our ASE certified mechanics can diagnose your vehicle then advise transmission service or to ensure security and enhance the life of your vehicle.