Your ride is smokin' hot... and we mean that in the most literal sense. Your engine operates between about 200 and 230 degrees Fahrenheit, and if the temperature creeps higher than that range, you're looking at likely overheating and engine damage. The radiator is the primary component that expels heat from your engine.
As engine coolant circulates throughout the engine, it collects heat and needs a way to dissipate it. The radiator uses fans and sheer surface area to cool this fluid, then sends it back out to do its job all over again. The water pump provides the "oomph," ensuring the coolant continues circulating throughout this entire system over and over again.
If your water pump or radiator become compromised, well, let’s just say things can get a little heated. Without a water pump, the engine coolant sits still collecting heat without being able to exchange it inside the radiator. A faulty radiator means the coolant can't properly cool off before traveling back to the engine.
Engine overheating – An engine that can't cool down can have a variety of factors within the cooling system to blame, including the radiator.
Temperature gauge reading hot – Related to the item above, if your engine is consistently working under high heat, get your radiator checked out.
Leaking engine coolant – If you notice coolant (usually green or orange) leaking from your vehicle, you'll need to find out whether it's leaking from your radiator or another part of the cooling system.
Rusted radiator – If you know where to locate your radiator, generally close behind the grill, check it for rust spots indicating leaking fluids.
We provide a water pump and radiator flush service to pinpoint issues with your car's cooling system and keep it working properly. Here's what's we'll do:
Pressurize the cooling system to detect leaks
Perform an engine block test
Inspect all radiator hoses
Check the water pump and belts
Visually inspect any other parts for coolant leaks
Check the thermostat and cooling fan
Improved engine performance and longer lifespan
Removal of rust and deposits from your radiator
Lubrication provided to the water pump
Elimination of contaminants from old engine coolant
Full inspection to ensure a healthy cooling system