Your radiator is a key component in the continued functionality of your vehicle. Filled with coolant, it is what maintains a correct temperature in your engine, not allowing it to overheat or freeze. As your radiator ages and begins to wear, it can start to get clogged by mineral buildup and grease deposits. This can inhibit the proper flow of the coolant, which means it is unable to sustain the right temperature. This can lead to many potentially serious problems within your engine and the rest of your vehicle, so it is an important service to give your car. To be able to see to it that it is done to top quality but fits around your busy schedule, call Sacramento Mobile Mechanics.
To identify if there is an issue with your radiator and what exactly it is, we will carry out a full radiator inspection. Using visual methods and modern diagnostic methods, we will be able to find out the details of the problem. There are too, ways that you will be able to identify issues, before we come to you. You will be able to visibly see when your temperature gauge is too high and then, we will check for cold spots in your radiator, leaks anywhere around your engine and test both coolant pressure and temperature.
As the wear particles start to build up in your coolant, they can threaten to cause blockage. If rust and dirt particles are able to mix in with the coolant then they will stop it from working in the way it should. One way to clear it is through a coolant flush. This replaces the old liquid in your pipes, with new and clean coolant. We will drain all of the old product, to make sure that your radiator is completely clear and can be given a fresh start.
Sometimes however, a flush won’t be able to fix the job and this means that the clogging or wear has gotten too much. You will be needing some radiator repairs work to get it back to its full working order, again. Wherever possible, we will make single repairs if the damage is small, if not, we will replace any faulty or broken parts with quality, new ones. Either way, we will always apply the solution that can guarantee you the best performance and the greatest longevity. You can trust that we will run full tests on any alterations, to be certain that it is in the proper functioning order.
When to Get Your Coolant Changed
Knowing when to get your coolant changed is important, yet doesn’t necessarily come down to an exact figure. We recommend that you get your coolant changed, roughly after every 30,000 miles; however, your car manual may say another figure which is best suited to it. Other than that, if you notice that your temperature gauge is reading noticeably higher than normal, you can say for certain that there is a problem with your coolant or radiator.