Radiator Repair and Replacement
Your vehicle's radiator is essential to safe, reliable operation, keeping your engine running cool. Ensure that it's operating at peak performance and prevent costly engine damage with radiator fluid exchange, radiator repair, and radiator replacement from RJ's Tire Pros & Auto Experts. Give us a call to schedule service at our Yakima auto repair shop today:
Signs Your Vehicle Needs Radiator Repair
Your car’s cooling system controls heat from engine friction, maintaining strict operating temperatures. A water pump moves coolant, whose formulation varies by manufacturer, from the radiator through the engine, where it absorbs excess heat. Heated coolant moves through the radiator fins, where fans move cool air from outside the vehicle through the grill, pushing hot air away from the radiator. The process continues as the engine operates. When disrupted by internal or external damage or obstruction, your vehicle will show signs such as:
- Red or “hot” temperature gauge readings
- Radiator corrosion and discolored radiator fluid
- Low coolant levels
- Leaks under the vehicle with a sweet smell
Don’t Wait to Schedule Radiator Repair
Like body temperature, car operating temperature is essential to vehicle health. When temperatures climb, performance suffers, much like your body struggles under the stress of a fever. When your radiator struggles to keep your engine cool, don't let repairs wait. Radiator malfunctions can result in significant damage if left unchecked, including:
- Complete radiator destruction
- Cracked or blown headers or head gasket
- Engine seizure
- Cracked engine block
Our auto experts recommend routine radiator inspections and an occasional coolant flush to identify hidden issues, prevent overheating, and safeguard engine lifespan.
Will You Need Radiator Replacement or Repair?
We can solve most radiator issues with repairs, helping you save money. However, radiator replacement may offer a better option for older vehicles or those with extensive damage to ensure trouble-free operation. No matter what solution you prefer, our friendly automotive technicians have you covered.
Avoid costly engine repairs and get back on the road with confidence. Keep your engine operating at the optimal temperature with fast, affordable radiator repair or replacement at RJ’s Tire Pros & Auto Experts. Our locally owned and operated Yakima car repair shop is just a short drive from Union Gap, Selah, Naches, Gleed, West Valley, and East Valley. Fill out our online contact form to get a quote on cooling system service today.