McCrudden’s Radiator Repair: Time to check your antifreeze for the cold days ahead


Prolonging the life of your vehicle in the cold of fall and winter comes down to one word: ANTIFREEZE. Antifreeze serves a few purposes. The most important is keeping the water in your radiator and engine from freezing in cold temperatures. Finally, antifreeze (or coolant) provides important lubrication as it lubricates the moving parts it comes in contact with, such as your car's ever-important water pump.

Kevin McCrudden, longtime owner, chief technician and operator of McCrudden's Radiator Repair in Warwick, recommends that your car's antifreeze be flushed every couple of years. He has seen the catastrophic damage that results when that antifreeze breaks down and thus fails to protect your car's engine. At this time of year, as the days continue to get colder and colder, Kevin encourages car owners to come in to the radiator experts and get their antifreeze changed. The team at McCrudden's Radiator Repair will give you complete confidence that your engine will survive the freezing temperatures that can otherwise wreak havoc on your vehicle.

Along with the proper levels of antifreeze to help your car endure the winter, come in to McCrudden's and have your heating system checked. Make sure your heater is working properly so you can not only heat your car, but also defrost your chilled windows in a timely and efficient manner.

McCrudden's Radiator Repair, a family business for over 50 years, is a full service repair shop. Along with flushing and changing your vehicle's essential fluids, maintaining and repairing your radiator, the technicians here also do work on:

• Heaters

·• Brakes

• Exhaust systems

• C.V. Axles

• Struts

• Tune-ups

McCrudden's ensures the overall health and dependability of your vehicle. Don't take chances with New England's temperamental weather; bring your vehicle in for a thorough maintenance check, including the repair of troublesome leaks, cracked, corroded or rusted radiator hoses or heater hoses. This full-service shop considers the safety and road worthiness of your vehicle to be of paramount importance.

Call McCrudden's today for an appointment today at 738-2550 or visit their shop on 835 West Shore Road in the Conimicut section of Warwick. Hours are 9 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, and 8 am to noon on Saturday.

Did you know that Kevin McCrudden is also a talented artist who makes and sells custom copper weather vanes, unique iron works, and one-of-a-kind chainsaw carvings (check out the MOOSE in the yard!). Stop by McCrudden's Radiator Repair to view his work.


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