A radiator is a component of your vehicle that helps keep your engine cool. Just think about what would happen if your engine was not cooled constantly. It would quickly overheat and cause a fire or explosion. This would be catastrophic and possibly deadly. It is therefore imperative that you know the signs of when to have a radiator repaired or when to replace radiator entirely.

Signs of Pending Radiator Repair:

  1. Steam coming from the radiator -- Overheating should be addressed quickly. It could be a fairly minor problem, or it could be the result of a more major issue that should be taken care of as soon as possible. 
  2. Temperature gauge in your vehicle rises rapidly. This issue should be looked at by a radiator repair professional. 
  3. Rust -- Rust can be a sign that your radiator is corroding away and losing effectiveness at cooling down your engine. 
  4. Leaking -- Leak coming from coolant tubes connecting to the radiator and from actual tanks are another concern. There could be a tear or hole somewhere that is causing fluid to leak out. If fluid does not reach your engine, it will not cool down properly.

Don't wait until winter strikes and brings cold weather to your area. Have your radiator repaired if you spot any of these signs. You will expand the life of your engine and be able to drive without literally having to worry about your car catching fire in the middle of winter.

Need expert advice about a radiator repair? Contact our ASE-certified technicians today at Express Care Auto Center for more information about a radiator replacement and to schedule an appointment. Our auto repair shop serves vehicle owners in North Mankato, MN, and the neighboring communities of Mankato, MN, New Ulm, MN, and St. Peter, MN.

Make Sure to take care of any signs that need to replace your radiator. Taking care of early problems will only need a minor radiator repair. Call us today!
20
Nov
2016

A radiator is a component of your vehicle that helps keep your engine cool. Just think about what would happen if your engine was not cooled constantly. It would quickly overheat and cause a fire or explosion. This would be catastrophic and possibly deadly. It is therefore imperative that you know the signs of when to have a radiator repaired or when to replace radiator entirely.

Signs of Pending Radiator Repair:

  1. Steam coming from the radiator -- Overheating should be addressed quickly. It could be a fairly minor problem, or it could be the result of a more major issue that should be taken care of as soon as possible. 
  2. Temperature gauge in your vehicle rises rapidly. This issue should be looked at by a radiator repair professional. 
  3. Rust -- Rust can be a sign that your radiator is corroding away and losing effectiveness at cooling down your engine. 
  4. Leaking -- Leak coming from coolant tubes connecting to the radiator and from actual tanks are another concern. There could be a tear or hole somewhere that is causing fluid to leak out. If fluid does not reach your engine, it will not cool down properly.

Don't wait until winter strikes and brings cold weather to your area. Have your radiator repaired if you spot any of these signs. You will expand the life of your engine and be able to drive without literally having to worry about your car catching fire in the middle of winter.

Need expert advice about a radiator repair? Contact our ASE-certified technicians today at Express Care Auto Center for more information about a radiator replacement and to schedule an appointment. Our auto repair shop serves vehicle owners in North Mankato, MN, and the neighboring communities of Mankato, MN, New Ulm, MN, and St. Peter, MN.

Tony & Michael Commerce Auto