Your vehicle’s radiator helps keep your engine cool. Overheated engines can lead to numerous problems, including eventual breakdowns. Your vehicle’ radiator sits at the front of the engine bay; it’s made up of slim, hollow channels that run between the inlet and outlet tanks. Coolant pumps through tubes to the engine, where it is warmed. Once the coolant reaches the engine, it goes to the radiator, which is constructed to cool the flowing liquid using the air passing the radiator. The cooled liquid cycles back through the engine, where it absorbs more heat. This cycle allows the engine to keep working at ideal temperatures.
If your vehicle overheats, you may need to have your radiator serviced or replaced. An elevated temperature gauge is another sign that your radiator might be malfunctioning. Puddles of green, yellow or orange coolant under your car could indicate that there is a radiator leak, which could be caused by corrosion. If you notice any of these signs that your radiator needs to be serviced or replaced, bring your vehicle to us. Our team of experts can fix leaks or replace your radiator so you can get back on the road worry-free.
As with many systems in the automobile, the radiator and cooling system repair can become quite costly, but a few simple steps can save you tons of time and money. As drivers in QLD, we at GCSRC know how important it is to keep ourselves cool while we go about our daily lives, and it is just as important to make sure your car can keep from overheating.
The radiator is not a particularly complex component of a vehicle; however if you let it go without checking its health you may find yourself surprised at the damage it can cause. A few simple steps will ensure that your radiator does not turn into a maelstrom of cash stealing steam. For example, most drivers are not aware that it is best to have a radiator coolant flush about once every two years.
Let’s go over a few problems that could lead to your radiator performing less than perfectly or at the worst, overheating. Quite often people simply forget to check for proper coolant levels, this can put significant strain on the radiator and cause it to overheat or corrode the radiator fins. It is always prudent to check for proper coolant levels before a long trip. Another problem that arises from time to time is a collapsed bottom radiator hose. A collapsed radiator hose generally occurs when the hose has degraded over time or a slight vacuum has formed due to the expansion and contraction of the coolant.
If for any reason your car does begin to overheat, one way to disperse heat from out of the radiator is to turn on the heater and let it run, although uncomfortable it may help save your vehicles radiator from a complete meltdown.
A lot of drivers wonder if it is possible to do this procedure from their own garage. Although it is possible, we have the proper tools, know-how and experience to carry out this procedure with precision and speed. Furthermore we will dispose of the old coolant properly, with minimal impact to the environment. We will also be able to do this process in a timely fashion, hugely important to the hustle and bustle world of today. To top it all off, no matter if you are resident here or just passing through, we will come and rescue you from your overheated nightmare by towing your vehicle to our shop for repairs.