Your vehicle's radiator is a type of heat exchanger that transfers heat from the hot coolant that flows through it to the air blown by the fan. The radiator is usually made from aluminum, which is flattened into sheets and then bent into a flat tube. If your radiator fails or wears out, the entire vehicle's cooling system is compromised. If you feel that your car is overheating, you can come to Hometown Garage in Middlesex for an assessment of your radiator today.
Hot coolant, or antifreeze, flows into the usually aluminum radiator and the radiator cools the liquid down. The vehicle's fan also assists in cooling the hot coolant down, and the liquid flows back to the engine. This cycle repeats as you drive to keep your engine from overheating. Radiators also sometimes include a turbulator, or a fin that increases the turbulence of the coolant running through the radiator. Creating turbulence means that more of the coolant liquid will be exposed to the tube, thereby extracting more heat and cooling the liquid down faster.
As the radiator ages, mineral deposits from the coolant liquid build up, in turn blocking the flow of fluid through the system. This will cause pressure in your vehicle's cooling system, which can damage the water pump, hoses, and thermostat. To make sure your vehicle's radiator is running as it should, you can bring your car to Hometown Garage. Serving residents of Portland, CT, Middleton, CT, East Hampton, CT, Cromwell, CT, Middlesex County, CT and beyond since 1998, we are experts in all things auto repair and can take care of your vehicle, bumper to bumper.
Here are some signs that your Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, or anything in between, may need a radiator replacement:
If the temperature gauge on your dashboard constantly runs hot, you are either running low on coolant fluid or there is an issue with your radiator.
If there is a leak in your radiator, hot coolant fluid can burst out and land on engine parts. The liquid will bubble up and evaporate, leaving some discoloration and eventually rust.
If you see a bright green, sometimes yellow or pink, fluid leaking from your car, there is likely an issue with your radiator.
If steam billows out from under your hood, your vehicle is overheating which probably indicates radiator trouble.
If you are experiencing one or more of these signs, it is imperative that you bring your car in for a radiator evaluation and/or coolant exchange service as soon as possible. If you are in or near the 06480 area, you can come to Hometown Garage.
Your Reliable Shop for Radiator Replacement
Here at Hometown Garage in Portland, we are experts in all things auto repair and can service or replace your radiator efficiently and cost-effectively. We will perform a comprehensive inspection of your vehicle and can determine if other services are required, such as scheduled maintenance, and tune-ups, or radiator repair. Reasons You Should Do Business With Us:
We've been fixing cars since 1998 and our technicians and owner John Guilmette prioritize top-quality customer service above all else. Specializing in Auto Repair and Scheduled Maintenance, our mission is to exceed your expectations by earning your trust, and providing the most reliable, honest, and courteous service available in the market today. If you are in Portland, Middleton, CT or surrounding areas, feel free to call us at 860-342-5777 or go to https://www.hometowngarageportland.com/ to schedule an appointment! Hometown Garage - HOMETOWN SERVICE WITH HOMETOWN PRIDE.