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Radiator Safety: What You Need to Know about Leaks

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The radiator within your tractor, truck, or automobile is there to help keep your engine cool. The way this works is that the coolant effectively removes heat from the engine by transferring it through a series of coils. The cooled air then flows back into the engine, in order to prevent it from overheating.

If the radiator has a leak, then coolant will be lost and your vehicle’s engine has the potential to overheat. One of the most common questions mechanics get about radiator leaks is, “Can I still drive my vehicle?” The short answer is no. Here are some things to consider about radiator leaks:

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Signs that Your Radiator Needs to be Repaired

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The radiator is an essential component in all internal combustion engines. Its purpose, as you probably already know, is to disperse the thermal energy generated by the engine during use. Coolant circulates through the engine block, absorbing the thermal energy, and then travels through the radiator where such energy is dispersed. The process continues in order to ensure an ideal temperature for fuel combustion and to prevent overheating that can ruin the engine. Whether you drive a tractor, truck or automobile, the radiator is one of the most critical aspects of your vehicle. It’s important that it be properly serviced as need be. As a leading provider of radiator services in the Austin, TX area, we’re happy to provide just that, but recognizing that you have a problem in the first place is up to you.

There are several indications that your radiator may need to be serviced by a trained professional. It’s important that such work be done by a specialist so that you can be assured that the root of the problem is discovered and that an adequate solution is provided.

Keep an eye out for the following:

  • Temperature gauge. Your engine is equipped with a temperature gauge that constantly monitors the heat of your engine and adjusts the cooling system accordingly. You have probably heard your radiator fan turn on during the summer while waiting for the light to change. If you notice that your temperature gauge has come on or it reveals that the temperature of the engine is out of control, then make sure you shut it down and get in touch with a professional. Ignoring the warning signs of an overheated engine can lead to exorbitant repair costs and even the replacement of your engine itself.
  • White smoke. The dreaded white smoke. When you have a coolant leak, the coolant can drip onto the hot metal of your engine and produce a white smoke emerging from underneath your hood. If you notice this coming out of your hood, then you’re definitely ready for radiator repair.

Let us handle all of your radiator repair needs. Call Roznovak’s Services today and schedule radiator repair services in Austin, TX with our experts.

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