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Bari's Automotive Repair Services in Rancho Cordova
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Car and truck engines generate a lot of heat and it's the radiator's job to keep the motor cool.
Your engine's cooling system circulates a mix of antifreeze and water. That mixture captures heat from the motor and passes it over fins in the radiator where it is exposed to cool air. The mixture is then returned to the system where it keeps the motor cool. The thermostat opens and closes to keep the mixture at a consistant temperature.
If the thermostat fails or if the radiator gets clogged or develops a leak, the coolant won't circulate from the engine to the radiator and back. Without the flow of coolant, the engine will build up heat quite rapidly. At some point some very bad things can happen; The cylinder heads can warp, the head gaskets could blow and the oil will probably lose some of it's lubricating qualities, leaving you with scored cylinder walls.
If the temperature gauge on your dashboard starts rising or you notice water leaking under your car or truck, don't delay! Take your vehicle to a qualified mechanic right away. The service mechanics can pressure-twst your radiator for leaks and check to see if the thermostat is opening and closing at the right temperature.
The solution to a leaky or clogged radiator is replacement rather than repair. There are no moving parts inside the radiator itself so there's nothing in there that can be repaired or replaced. If the radiator is leaking, in very rare cases, it may be possible to apply an external patch but that is usually a temporary fix at best. The solution is to replace the unit with a new, quality radiator. The cost is cheap, compared to the price of a new motor.
If you're in or near Rancho Cordova, and are experiencing symptoms of radiator failure, call us today to schedule an appointment to get it replaced!