Cars are expensive - whether new or used - so it makes good sense to keep them in the best condition possible. The top way to do this is to take your car into the professionals for regular maintenance services. A little time and money goes a long way when it comes to warding off potential damage and repairs. Washington Toyota has certified technicians with expert knowledge about your Toyota. One service that can truly benefit your vehicle is regular radiator inspections and maintenance services. Here’s what you need to know about this service.
Have you ever burned your finger? Whether on the stove, an iron, or even a hair straightener? The heat from these devices are nothing compared to the extreme heat a car’s engine produces while in use. A radiator is a part of your car’s cooling system. It works alongside a fan, hoses, thermostat, and other parts to keep the engine cool while operating. The radiator’s main duty is to keep the radiator fluid cool as it circulates through the engine. Your car’s engine can only withstand so much heat. Without a radiator, it would burn right up! That’s why the radiator is such an important part of the health and wellness of your car’s cooling system and engine.
Here are some problems that can occur due to an insufficient radiator.
Overheating: If your car has never overheated before, consider yourself lucky. Overheating is one of the worst things that can happen to your car’s engine. If your radiator is not working as it should, it can cause engine temperatures to run higher than they should. When this happens, an overheating engine can occur. If your car overheats, pull over immediately. Continuing to drive a car that’s overheating can lead to serious engine damage.
Leaks: Coolant leaks are fairly common. They occur when a radiator stops working or becomes cracked. If your car lacks the appropriate coolant, your radiator cannot do its job, and may become damaged just like the engine might. If you notice a puddle of greenish-yellow liquid on the ground beneath your car, there’s a good chance you have a coolant leak.
Contamination: If our radiator does not get regular radiator maintenance services it will continue to get dirtier as time goes on. A dirty radiator does not work as well as it should, becoming less efficient over time. This can lead to a contamination of the radiator coolant due to rust and debris that later turns into sludge. Sludge is near impossible to remove entirely from a radiator, which means you are at risk for needing a radiator replacement.
To keep your Toyota in excellent condition, visit Washington Toyota. Located in Washington and South Hills, Pennsylvania and Morgantown, West Virginia.
Washington Toyota specializes in new and used Toyota cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Search for a Toyota 4Runner, Avalon, Camry, Corolla, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Matrix, Prius, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza, Yaris, and more. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray, Belle Vernon, and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia,
This entry was posted in South Hills Toyota and tagged Washington Toyota on 05/28/2015 at 3:19 PM