Discover how to know if you have a bad radiator at Gillman Honda Fort Bend.
The Symptoms of a Clogged Radiator range from something as little as the temperature gauge showing higher temps all the way to steam pouring out from under the hood of your car. Other than your car consistently running warm, other symptoms of a clogged radiator may include radiator hose leak, low coolant levels, rust-colored coolant, and leaky coolant. If you get a coolant warning light on the dashboard or need to add coolant to the radiator, then it's probably getting ready to fail, and it should be examined immediately. Your vehicle needs its radiator to work properly to avoid overheating, which can lead to possible catastrophic engine failure.
AntiFreeze can last up to 120,000 miles. However, like the oil or transmission fluid in your car, it's crucial to monitor the fluid levels and change them at the appropriate time. With such a wide range, depending on your driving habits, it could last many years, so it is important to check the owner's manual to verify the maintenance intervals. If you have any questions about the life left in your coolant, feel free to bring your car to one of our certified technicians, who can inspect it to make sure it is in good working condition.
The main job of the coolant is to prevent damage to the car's engine caused by extreme temperatures. Many don't know it, but the radiator and coolant are absolutely essential to keep your vehicle in top condition. As coolant makes its way through the engine, it absorbs heat, returns to the radiator, is cooled, and then the cycle is repeated. Besides preventing the engine from overheating, it also lubricates other moving parts as it circulates through the system. Without a radiator and coolant, your car would overheat in a matter of seconds.
Radiator replacement costs can vary wildly due to several factors, such as the vehicle's make, model, and age. If you suspect there could be an issue with your radiator, bring it to us immediately to be inspected. A bad radiator can hurt your engine and other components, resulting in even more repairs. Keeping up to date on the routine maintenance of your vehicle is the best way to ensure you keep unexpected repair costs from getting out of hand.
Are you still uncertain if your vehicle needs radiator service or repair? Bring your vehicle to see the professionals at Gillman Honda Fort Bend. Our team of service experts are happy to assess your vehicle and make sure it is operating at its best. Visit us online or in person to schedule your next auto service appointment. Drive a little. Save a lot. That's the Team Gillman advantage.