The radiator system is more than just the radiator. The radiator works together with other parts including a fan, some hoses and a water pump to dissipate heat away from the engine. We service and repair foreign and domestic radiator systems in most vehicles.

What Could Go Wrong With the Radiator

Wherever there are moving parts there will always be wearing and breakdowns. Low coolant levels, clogged radiator, sticking thermostat can cause the engine to heat up to dangerous levels very quickly. If your temperature light comes on while your driving or the heat level needle is in the "red" section of the gauge. You should stop immediately and turn off the engine. Allow the engine to cool down before attempting to drive again. You may have to call a tow truck if there has been any sort of leak in the system. You do not want to drive your vehicle at all if it has lost too much coolant, it will destroy your engine.

Ways to Prevent Radiator Problems

  • Check your coolant level frequently
  • Inspect your hoses for cracks or leaks
  • Look under the vehicle for drips or puddles of green or reddish sweet smelling liquid
  • Have routine inspections by your mechanic during preventative maintenance visits

Grand Pointe Automotive will perform all checks, inspections, and maintenance of your radiator and the systems that work with the radiator to ensure proper operation.