The radiator is essential for keeping the engine cool and functioning. It is made up of two tanks connected by aluminum or brass tubes. Coolant passes through the tubes as the radiator fan cools it with airflow.
The most common radiator repairs are a simple part replacement and radiator fluid refill. The tanks are generally plastic and may crack and leak, or tubes may clog and need replacing. Replacing the full radiator is a complex process, including the cap, thermostat, and hoses. After a replacement, it is vital to check for leaks and to ensure the cooling system is functional to avoid severe engine damage.
At Harrell’s Tire & Auto Service, our certified technicians are experienced in diagnosing cooling system problems and radiator replacement. Call for an appointment today.