Radiator Shop-Scotty’s Automotive Repair While many car owners know that their vehicles have a radiator, many do not understand what the radiator does or how often it needs to be serviced. The engine in your car generates a lot of heat and to keep it from overheating coolant carries heat from the engine to the radiator which then cools the liquid and then sends the cooled coolant back to the engine. If the radiator fails to work correctly, the engine can become too hot and can incur damage or cease to work at all. When you need radiator repair or radiator replacement, it is vital to go to a professional like Scotty's Automotive Repair. We employ highly skilled and educated technicians who specialize in radiator repair and radiator replacement.
Signs Your Radiator Needs Service If your car radiator begins to fail, it can cause the engine to overheat and cause damage. It is crucial to make sure you have your radiator serviced regularly and if you notice any of the signs below take it to a radiator shop immediately:
1. Low Coolant Light The first sign that you may be having radiator problems is the low coolant light may show up on your dashboard. If you notice the light come on and you add coolant, and a couple of days later the light comes on again, it is a sign that there is a problem and you need to take it to a radiator shop. While it is common to have to replace some coolant from time to time, you should not have to add it too often and is a sign you need the radiator checked.
2. Discolored CoolantCoolant is typically yellow or green, so if you notice that the coolant is brown and thick, there is a problem that needs to be addressed. If the coolant is thick and gooey, it can clog the radiator causing damage to the engine.
3. Coolant LeakIf you notice coolant on the ground it is a bad sign as there is a leak that is large enough to have coolant pooling on the ground. Finding where the leak is coming from can be difficult and is best left for an expert.
4. Temperature GaugeOn the dashboard of the car is a temperature gauge, and if you notice that the indicator is consistently reading hot, it is a sign that the radiator may need to be serviced. While the gauge may read hot occasionally, it should return to normal and not always read hot.
5. Vehicle OverheatingProbably the most apparent sign that the radiator may need repairs is that the vehicle is overheating. Since the radiator is supposed to keep the engine cool, this is a bad sign and must be serviced immediately before permanent damage is done to the engine.
At Scotty's Automotive Repair we know how important it is for your radiator to function correctly and how dangerous it can be when the radiator fails. We employ highly skilled technicians that specialize in radiator repair and radiator replacement and if you are unsure when you last had your radiator serviced schedule an appointment today to ensure that your car continues to run smoothly.