Radiator repair and replacement right at your home.
Your car’s engine is an incredible piece of machinery but, unfortunately, it is not quite self-cooling. That is what the radiator is for. And much like most of a car’s innermost components, sometimes… even the radiator needs to be repaired too.
What is the purpose of my car’s Radiator?
The engine is one of the most important parts of the car—that much, everybody knows. People keep their tabs on what kind of engine a car has, its horsepower and capabilities, et cetera. Of course, it does quite a lot of the work for a car to be able to work.
This then makes the radiator almost equally as important because this little beauty is what keeps the engine cool.
Why does an engine need to keep cool, you may ask? Well, if an engine works too hard and overheats, it becomes susceptible to breakdown. Too much heat, and there’s even the possibility of an explosion. The radiator keeps the temperature level and counteracts that heat in order to prevent breakage or absolute catastrophe.
How does my radiator work?
Your car’s radiator is situated in front of your engine. This allows for air to pass through from the front of your car, which is an important factor in the cooling process
It’s designed with hollow tubes or channels that connect the inlet and outlet tank. Through these channels, liquid coolant flows through to the engine, where it then becomes warm. When it passes through the radiator, the radiator makes it cool again through the air that passes through it – and so the cycle continues.
This cyclical process allows the engine to operate smoothly. Unfortunately, the radiator is also one of the most fragile components underneath a car’s hood. Its metal is thin and, due to the coolant that passes through it, the metal is susceptible to decay and corrosion. This is why it’s important to keep check of when your radiator is in prime condition.
If the radiator were to break, the engine would break and be in want of repair – at best. At worst, it could fall apart completely and, at the worst case scenario, erupt into flames and explode. And, of course, we want to avoid that scenario at all costs.
How do I know my radiator needs repair or replacement?
Ideally, you should have your car professionally inspected at least once a year. A mechanic will be able to ascertain if everything is in tiptop shape—and this includes the radiator.
However, if you suspect that your radiator might be in danger of falling into disrepair, there are some signs that you can watch out for.
For example, you can check the temperature gauge to see if your engine is in danger of overheating. Another way to tell is if there are green, yellow, or orange puddles underneath your car—this is a common sign of liquid coolant getting out through a radiator leak.
You can also prevent your radiator from malfunction by practicing the “flush and fill” routine, because liquid coolant can corrode the metal if it’s left there for too long. It’s important to always keep the coolant fresh in your radiator to keep it from breaking apart.
If you think that your car’s radiator is in need of repair or replacement, don’t hesitate to call the best auto repair shop in Utah—Mobile Mechanic Lehi! We’re open 24/7 and always happy to help you.