The friction generated by the multitude of moving parts in an engine creates a substantial amount of heat. The job of the radiator is keep the engine cooled down. Everything under the hood is cooled down by the radiator, which helps to prevent overheating and serious issues from developing. The radiator pumps a mixture of water and antifreeze through the engine chambers, absorbing the excess heat to keep your engine cool and running efficiently.
Coolant, or antifreeze, is also distributed through the heat exchanger when you use the vehicle’s heating system. The accumulation of miles leads to deposits that can clog the cooling system and collect in your vehicle’s radiator. These deposits and the overheating they cause is the most common cause of engine damage and breakdowns.
Symptoms your radiator may need replacement:
- Steam coming from the motor
- Indicator / warning lights illuminate
- Temperature gauge indicates vehicle is running hotter than normal
- Signs of fluid leakage or loss
When your vehicle exhibits these symptoms, it is extremely important to have it inspected immediately, before you end up stranded. In the event that a replacement is necessary, we will assist you in selecting the best radiator replacement for your vehicle, and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.
If you suspect your vehicle may be in need of a radiator replacement, contact us today to set an appointment.