Just like you perform poorly when you have a fever, your car, truck or SUV performs poorly when it overheats. It is the radiator’s job to keep your engine’s temperature within operable limits. So when the radiator stops working as it should, vehicle performance declines and you risk damaging your engine. At Yadkinville Auto in Yadkinville, North Carolina, we provide quick and affordable radiator repair to get your car, truck or SUV back on the road in top shape.
How a Radiator Works
Your vehicle’s cooling system and radiator cool the engine by displacing engine heat through a multi-step process. These steps include:
- The water pump sends coolant, the neon green liquid called anti-freeze, into the engine block. This coolant absorbs the engine’s heat.
- A thermostat gauges and helps maintain the engine’s temperature.
- The coolant flows out of your engine and into the radiator.
- The anti-freeze passes through radiator tubes and small connector fins, displacing the heat into the surrounding air.
- A fan pushes the heated air away from the radiator to replace it with cool air.
- The liquid coolant continues through the tube and fin radiator assembly, its temperature dropping as it progresses.
- The cooled liquid recycles through the engine again, to continue this process.
Problems Caused by a Radiator Fluid Leak
When you notice bright green fluid left on your driveway, garage floor or where you park your car for long periods of time, you likely have a radiator leak. You should not ignore this leak, as doing so can lead to engine damage. You need a fully functioning radiator to keep your engine running cool, efficiently and cleanly. A properly working radiator protects your engine from wear and tear, too.
Not getting the radiator repair service you need leads to an array of very costly problems. These include:
- Blown-out top header
- Radiator destruction
- Engine head gasket crack or blow-out
- Total engine failure
The radiator works as part of an intelligent engine cooling system that includes a water pump, coolant, cooling fans, pressure cap, thermostat, overflow tank reservoir and the radiator, itself. When any of these parts fail to function, your engine is in big trouble.
The last thing you want is for your radiator leak to progress to total engine failure. Our ASE-certified, friendly experts do not want this, either. But without the radiator repair you need, your engine generates heat that the engine simply cannot handle.
How We Provide Radiator Repair Service and Radiator Maintenance
When you bring your car, truck or SUV into Yadkinville Auto for radiator repair, our service puts you confidently back in the driver’s seat. We also provide the work estimate you need to understand associated costs, before service begins. After all, we want to be your trusted repair shop for all of your car repair, truck repair and general maintenance needs.
Our radiator maintenance and repair services keep your radiator and whole engine operating as they should. Most radiator issues only require minor part replacement and exchange of radiator fluid. At regular intervals and according to your manufacturer’s instructions, your vehicle likely needs coolant antifreeze replacement, too.
During routine radiator service, our expert technicians inspect your cooling system to provide the right service. This maintenance includes:
- Cooling system inspection
- Radiator flush
- Flush chemical, sealant and lubricant addition
- Leak testing and pressure checks
When your radiator requires repairs, our expert technicians provide those for you. The most typical repairs for cooling systems include:
- Antifreeze coolant
- Cooling sensor
- Heater core
- Heater hoses
- Fan belts
- Radiator cap
- Radiator hoses
- Serpentine belt
- Belt pulley tensioners
- Radiator fan or fan clutch
- Temperature sensor
- Water pump
When you notice early signs of radiator leaks or other maintenance needs, call Yadkinville Auto in Yadkin County, NC. Whether you face major repairs or simply a radiator flush, we work hard to ensure your radiator does its part to cool your engine and keep you safely and securely on the road. Lastly, call us at 336-679-8622 to schedule your vehicle maintenance or radiator repair today.