Unlike the radiator you’ll find at home, the radiator in your vehicle operates a little differently. Your vehicle’s radiator is responsible for removing heat from your engine. Without a radiator, your engine would quickly overheat and could cause other components within it to fail. When that happens, that’s where Austin’s Pro Max can help. Our professionally trained technicians and office staff will have the high-quality services you need to properly care for your radiator. Whether you need the thermostat repaired or the whole radiator replaced, no issue is beyond our scope!
Whenever your radiator starts running into trouble, it’s important that you have your vehicle serviced immediately. Although there’s a chance that the radiator itself will only be damaged, more likely than not there will be other components that suffer from your radiators malfunction. If not promptly taken care of, this could worsen the condition of your vehicle and you may face a very expensive service bill. Here are three components that are affected by your radiator.
The thermostat in your radiator is responsible for determining the ideal operating temperature and informing the radiator when to release the water and coolant combination. If your radiator fails, it will place too much pressure on the thermostat and it will eventually stop working, which will leave the valve inside closed or open. If closed, your engine will quickly overheat. If open, your engine won’t ever reach the optimal operating temperature, which will hurt your vehicle’s gas mileage.
The heater core is responsible for producing hot air for the heating system. If the radiator fails, the extra pressure and heat could cause the heater core to break. Along with that, if any debris breaks off within the piping of the radiator, it could clog the tubing found in the heater core. You’ll typically notice this problem when your car windows start to randomly fog up.
The water pump is used to move the water/coolant combination throughout the cooling system. This helps cool down the engine as it is operating. If the radiator were to fail, it would stop cooling the fluid before it passes through the tubing. Since the tubing is typically made of plastic, the hot fluid would damage the plastic tubing.
If you notice your radiator is having issues, don’t wait for it to worsen. Instead, schedule your radiator repair in Tacoma, WA with Austin’s Pro Max! Our professionally trained technicians and office staff use the best tools, components, and service techniques to ensure your vehicle’s radiator is receiving the proper services, all at a price that’s fair and affordable. Give us a call at 253-472-1336 and schedule an appointment with us today! In the area and want to stop by our shop? Visit us at 5602 South Tacoma Way, we look forward to helping you and your vehicle achieve the best results possible!