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Radiator & Cooling System Service

Some visible warning signs of deterioration, radiator and cooling system maintenance service are frequently overlooked by vehicle owners, often until it’s too late. Stay on top of radiator maintenance by getting the critical coolant fluid exchange and cooling system repairs you need at Tires Plus. Our auto experts will diagnose and repair any problems you have with your cooling system.

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What Does a Radiator Do?

The radiator is part of your vehicle’s overall cooling system that helps draw harmful heat away from your car’s engine. To do this, coolant/antifreeze is circulated through the engine block. The coolant absorbs heat from the engine and is circulated through the system by the water pump through hoses to the radiator. The radiator then transfers the heat from the coolant by using a fan that pulls outside air across the radiator fins to cool the coolant. The coolant circulates back to the engine and the cycle begins again.

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Why Is My Car Overheating?

There are a range of auto problems that can cause your car to overheat. If you are concerned your car’s radiator or cooling system may be the issue, there are a few signs to look out for. Cooling systems that go unmaintained can cause damage to the engine when they leak, are clogged by debris, or have faulty parts that cause the vehicle to overheat. Scheduling regular inspections for the cooling system is the best way to prevent breakdowns that lead to your car overheating. is the best way to prevent breakdowns that lead to your car overheating.

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Why Is My Car Overheating?

There are a range of auto problems that can cause your car to overheat. If you are concerned your car’s radiator or cooling system may be the issue, there are a few signs to look out for. Cooling systems that go unmaintained can cause damage to the engine when they leak, are clogged by debris, or have faulty parts that cause the vehicle to overheat. Scheduling regular inspections for the cooling system is the best way to prevent breakdowns that lead to your car overheating. is the best way to prevent breakdowns that lead to your car overheating.

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How Often Do I Need a Radiator Coolant Exchange?

One way to maintain your cooling system is to make sure you schedule periodic coolant fluid exchanges. Knowing when to perform a coolant fluid exchange can save you from costly cooling system repairs down the road. The best way to know when you need to exchange your coolant is to request a coolant strip test or view your manufacturer suggested maintenance schedule in your owner's manual.

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