Have you ever had a cold or the flu and you’ve spiked a fever, causing your temperature to rise? It’s not fun to feel that way, is it? Being sick and overheated causes a person to be tired, and their performance drops significantly. Now imagine this same situation happening to your vehicle. When your radiator is not working properly, it is like giving your engine a fever. This not only harms performance, but can cause major damage.
Radiator Repair Shops in the Las Vegas Valley
A leak in your radiator can turn a messy situation into a major repair for your vehicle. If you suspect that your radiator is damaged, bring your vehicle into Tire Works for an inspection. We offer radiator repair services at all of our locations in the Las Vegas Valley.
Why should I fix a leak in my radiator?
If your radiator is leaking, the first thing that our team of professionals will tell you is that it is best to keep your engine running cool. This will allow the engine to run more cleanly and efficiently. This, in turn, will allow your engine to last as long as possible and keep it safe from abnormal wear and tear. If that leak is not fixed properly as soon as possible, your engine may overheat causing very costly damage including:
- A blown out top header
- Destruction of your radiator entirely
- Cracking or blowing out the engine’s head gasket
- Total engine seizure
Our friendly and courteous technicians will repair your radiator, when possible, and get you back on the road with confidence. We want to make sure your radiator will keep your engine at the optimal temperature so you can avoid a much more costly visit to our shop. Contact us today to set up an appointment or request a quote for a radiator repair service!
The Coolant Process
Your radiator is one of your vehicle’s most vital components. The radiator displaces heat caused by your engine in order to keep the engine cool and running correctly.
This is how a radiator works:
Ethylene glycol, better known as anti-freeze, is the neon green liquid that flows from your engine and then through your radiator to cool it. The liquid is able to cool by passing through tubes inside of the radiator. As the liquid passes through these tubes, the heat from the liquid is displaced by the tubes and small “fins” connecting the tubes of the radiator. The liquid flows through these fins and tubes and the surrounding air is warmed by the displacement of heat. The liquid’s heat is lost by allowing the radiator’s assembly to “radiate” the heat caused by the liquid into the air. A fan pushes that hot air away from the radiator. Air heats up fast, so replacing the warm air around the radiator with cool air is extremely important. When the coolant finally exits the tube and fin assembly of the radiator, it has been sufficiently cooled and passes through the engine again.