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Radiator Flush & Replacement

Portland OR – Gresham OR

What is a radiator and why is it important for my vehicle?

A radiator is a heat exchange mechanism that is used to keep your engine cool. It is an integral part of your engine’s cooling system as its purpose is to cool the extremely hot coolant that circulates through your engine to keep it from overheating. It is comprised of aluminum fins and several tubes used to distribute the coolant to various parts of your engine. A correctly functioning radiator allows your vehicle’s cooling system to operate properly ultimately preventing engine failure. Maintenance on your radiator is vital. The technicians at Transmission Doctors of Portland, OR and Gresham, OR can perform a radiator flush on your vehicle to prevent build up.

When should I have my radiator flushed?

This answer will vary depending on your car. It’s best to start in your manual to see what the manufacture suggests for your car. Other factors that come in to play on the timeline of when you should flush your radiatorare how frequently you drive your car and type of anti-freeze you use. Generally, it’s a good idea to have your radiator flushed on a yearly basis. If you’re still not sure please give Transmission Doctors of Sandy, Oregon and Troutdale, Oregon a call and an expert mechanic can assist you.

When should I replace my radiator?

There are many signs that will indicate the need for a new radiator. If you notice water or coolant leaking from your vehicle, you should get your cooling system inspected as it could be an issue with your radiator or your water pump. Also, if you notice that there is rust appearing on or around your radiator that too could be a sign you may need a replacement. In addition, if your car begins to overheat you should have your car checked immediately to prevent any further damage from occurring to your engine and its cooling system.

Transmission Doctors & Auto Care LLC
1057 NW Corporate Drive TroutdaleOR97060 USA 
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