The job of your radiator is to keep coolant flowing throughout your engine. If there’s a block or a leak, your engine can quickly overheat and your vehicle will break down. Coolant leaks are caused by cracked or ill-fitting hoses or a hole in the radiator itself. Radiator metal is thin and easily damaged, but the number one cause of coolant leaks is corrosion. The number one cause of corrosion is a lack of preventive maintenance.
One cooling system inspection a year keeps your car in the clear
We recommend having your cooling system professionally inspected at least once a year. A flush and fill is a critical part of preventive maintenance. Antifreeze (coolant) is very caustic. Left in the radiator for too long, it will begin to corrode the metal, and cause a potentially disastrous leak. If we detect any coolant leaks we can repair them or replace the damaged part. So stop in today for an inspection.
Keep your automatic or manual transmission cool, too!
You may not realize it, but your car’s cooling system does more than keep the engine running cool: It also cools the transmission fluid, through a heat exchanger built into the radiator tank. So a faulty cooling system cannot only damage your engine; it can reduce transmission life as well. In fact, transmission damage may occur long before the engine overheats. To avoid both engine and transmission problems, keep your car’s cooling system clean and in tip-top condition.
Stop by Performance Automotive with any questions you have, or to determine when your vehicle needs this critical service.