Hensley's Radiator Service has been serving the Charlottesville area since 1957.Today we offer a wide array of automotive services to keep your automobile in tip-top shape. We stock a large number of high quality radiators and heater cores and offer a full range of automotive heating and air conditioning services. Custom recores for classic and antique vehicles, as well as industrial applications are available and are one of our specialties. We, also, perform many general automotive repairs including exhaust, brakes and gas tank repairs or replacement. We strive to make repairs as affordable to your budget as we can and also, keep you aware of the condition of other parts for future repairs, if necessary.
We are the only local DOT certified fabricator of tubes and hoses. We are able to create these high quality, pressure tested hoses and tubes with a variety of fittings for most applications, including:
Hydraulic Fluid Lines, Brake Systems, Power Steering Lines, Braided Teflon, Stainless Steel, Control Cables, Aluminum Tubing,
Steel Tubing, Stainless Steel Tubing
Beyond the comforts offered by being able to control the temperature inside your vehicle, your auto's heating and cooling systems are necessary in preventing your ride from breaking down due to incredibly high operating temperatures.
Checking your auto's cooling and heating systems is particularly crucial in the weeks preceding the subfreezing winter season and the sweltering heat of summer. But it's more advisable that you check these systems every time you conduct a routine car check-up or you engage in basic vehicle maintenance. Preventative maintenance is key.
Every time you drive, your radiator uses its coolant and water mixture to help lower the temperatures in your vehicle's engine system. The longer and the faster you drive, the bigger the stress on your engine, allowing temperatures to skyrocket to incredible heights leading to the increase of the likelihood of overheating. Because of the coolant's crucial role in maintaining your engine's efficiency, you need to keep your ride equipped with the right coolant mixture (pretty much the same way you'd pick out the right type of gas for your car).
Coolant, like all the other fluids used by your vehicle, has a tendency to break down over time. This is why you need to replace your coolant mixture as a preventive measure. . When the coolant breaks down, more stress is placed on your radiator and your engine begins to run hotter than normal. Sludge and mineral deposits also build up under your vehicle's hood, effectively reducing your vehicle's overall performance. Prolonged use of bad coolant can also result in radiator damage, requiring you to replace your radiator sooner. We have a flush system in place which cleans the block thoroughly and increases the longevity of all cooling components. Preventative maintenance is the key for a worry free future of your vehicle.