Radiator Repair in San Diego
Is your engine overheating? Not surprisingly, your engine’s combustion process generates heat. What you might find surprising is that, without a functioning cooling system, your engine’s heat is great enough to damage the components of the engine itself. Aluminum heads can warp. Head gaskets can blow. Engines can fail. And you and your family can be left stranded. This is why if your car overheats, the cooling system should be inspected and repaired immediately.
Count on Certified Car Care to help keep your car’s cooling system operating safely and efficiently. We recommend having coolant replacement performed according to your car’s factory-recommended maintenance schedule. This regular maintenance of your vehicle’s cooling system can help avoid costly repair services. And help keep you safe.
Coolant Exchange Service Includes
- Inspect cooling system and check for leaks
- Add specified pre-treatment
- Remove old coolant
- Refill with correct amount of coolant
- Add lubricant additive
- Verify protection good to -34 degrees or better
Stop by Certified Car Care with any questions you have, or to determine when your vehicle needs this critical service.
Radiator Repair FAQs
Q. What does the radiator do?
A. Your car radiator is one of the most important operating components of your automobile. It is responsible for keeping your automobile’s engine at a safe operating temperature, a malfunctioning automotive radiator could mean big trouble for you if you do not seek professional mechanical attention immediately.
Q. What is a cooling system service?
A. We will remove all your old coolant, inspect all hoses and fittings and refill with new coolant. The vehicle is then checked for proper operation and running temperatures.
Q. What should I do if my car starts to overheat?
A. This is a very serious problem – if your car overheats for too long, you can damage your engine. As soon as possible, find a safe place to pull off the road and shut the engine off! Do not attempt to check the fluid level in the radiator; the hot fluid can cause severe burns. The best thing to do is have your car towed to the nearest, trusted auto repair facility.
Q. What does a thermostat do?
A. The thermostat is located between the engine and the radiator. Its job is to block the flow of coolant to the radiator until the engine has warmed up. Once the engine reaches its operating temperature (generally about 200 degrees F), the thermostat opens letting coolant pass thru to the engine and cycle through the radiator.