Radiator Coolant

Is my radiator coolant leaking?

In Uncategorizedby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

There are many parts that keep an engine running properly.

Radiators prevent them from overheating. 

Coolant flows through the radiator. As the air goes through it, that’s what cools the engine coolant as it flows back to the engine.

There are cooling fans that come on to pull air through the radiator to keep the air flow coming across the radiator. 

Some fans are belt driven while others are electric. The computer of vehicles with electric fans turn them on and off.

When the engine needs to heat up during colder weather, the computer will prevent the fan from turning on. In warmer months, the fan operates at a faster speed. 

The radiators of some vehicles never need to be replaced.

Newer cars may need a new one if the plastic and metal components that are fused together don’t seal properly. As temperatures decrease outside, any cracks in the radiator are going to become worse.

Old Radiator

Drips near a vehicle’s bumper and the smell of coolant are a couple of signs that you need a new radiator.

If you swell something sweet when you get out of the car after driving it for a while, you probably have a coolant leak. 

Every 30,000 miles, depending on the vehicle, it’s a good idea to have a coolant exchange or a coolant flush — which is when coolant is drained from the system and replaced with new coolant. 

We use the correct coolant for a vehicle. Even though the green coolant is pretty universal, not all vehicles work the best with it. Some European vehicles and Diesels use a different type of coolant. 

Sometimes, you might seen Asian vehicles, such as Toyotas, with red coolant. Dye isn’t the only component that changes the coolant color. The type of antifreeze that helps protect the type of metal they use. 

Getting a coolant flush or coolant exchange with a coupon may damage your car, unless the correct coolant is being used, like it is at Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.