Nothing in your engine bay thrives on heat, which is why just about every vehicle you see on the roads relies on a liquid being pumped around the engine bay to keep things cool.
While air-cooled engines still exist in some motorbikes and equipment with smaller engines, liquid cooling systems are found in all modern roadgoing vehicles.
Engine cooling systems are pretty simple systems but can cause catastrophic damage if they’re not serviced and maintained.
It’s important not to check your radiator cap when your engine is hot. Burns and scarring are common injuries sustained from exposure to hot engine coolant.
Symptoms of a failing radiator and cooling system:
- An overheating engine
- Check Engine Lights
- Coolant spilt on the ground where your vehicle was parked
- Coolant reservoir level fluctuating
- White residue around radiator cap and coolant overflow tank
- Collapsed or swollen radiator hoses
- Oily residue under the radiator cap
Our Radiator Services:
At Tyrepower, we can diagnose, repair and test all kinds of cooling system concerns. Including:
- Pressurised leak testing
- Inspection of rubber hoses for age and condition
- Physical inspections and diagnostics
- Electrical diagnostics for coolant sensors
- Testing and replacing coolant if required
An overheating engine can be the result of a multitude of causes, some of which will cause issues even with a perfectly functioning radiator and cooling system.
If you have any concerns about the cooling system on your vehicle, or would like to discuss your vehicle’s cooling system, have a chat with your local Tyrepower store today.