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Radiator repairs are a crucial part of maintaining the health and longevity of your vehicle's engine. The radiator is responsible for dissipating the heat generated by the engine, preventing it from overheating and causing damage to the vehicle's engine. Overtime, radiators can become damaged or worn, leading to leaks or other issues that can impair its effectiveness. Depending on the severity of the damage, radiator repairs may involve replacing hoses, repairing or replacing the radiator itself, or flushing the cooling system to remove debris and contaminants. In some cases, the radiator may be beyond repair and will need to be replaced entirely.

Radiator Repairs

Cooling Systems

Cooling system failures rank among the top causes of roadside breakdowns!

Modern cooling systems can be complex and are designed to help keep your car running efficiently, but when not maintained properly, issues may start having a detrimental effect.

And if problems start to arise and an engine overheats, it can cause extensive damage up to and including total engine failure.

The good news is that servicing the cooling system is a relatively quick and easy process. And by getting it serviced regularly you’re far more likely to avoid getting stuck on the side of the road on a hot day!

Cooling System Tips

We recommend getting your cooling system serviced every 10,000kms or every 12 months but you may want to shorten both intervals if you live in a particularly hot environment or your vehicle is regularly under heavy load such as towing.

You might also consider getting your cooling system serviced before a road trip. Around town driving might not show up issues but hitting the open road for a few hours might just be enough to push it over the edge!

Keep your radiator clean and free of obstructions, particularly if you’re 4wding out in muddy conditions.

Keep your radiator topped up but ensure you are using the correct anti-freeze to do so. If you need to top it up regularly, then this indicates problems, such as a leak.

Early indicators of Cooling System problems:

  • Water leaks under your vehicle.
  • Smokey exhaust fumes
  • Burning smell from the engine
  • The temperature gauge is above normal
  • The temperature light comes on (stop as soon as possible and give us a call)

Avoiding costly breakdowns or callouts doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive.

Auto Super Shoppe Te Awamutu are Te Awamutu’s experts, so if you have any concerns, book a time to come in and one of our team can check your system to make sure you keep your cool this year.

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