Is your temperature gauge elevated? Is there a green, yellow or orange puddle under your car?

The radiator might be the issue. A properly working radiator is extremely important. If your temperature gauge is elevated, it could indicate your engine is overheating. If there are puddles of yellow, orange or green under your car, that may indicate a radiator leak. Radiators leak due to corrosion.

Contact West End Auto when you notice problems with your radiator, and we will repair or replace it for you.

Radiator Basics

The radiator helps keep your engine cool. An overheated engine will lead to a breakdown, so radiator maintenance is very important to the overall functionality of your vehicle.

The radiator sits at the front of the engine bay and is constructed with slim, hollow channels that run from the inlet tank to the outlet tank. Liquid coolant gets pumped through a sequence of tubes to the engine, where the liquid is warmed by the working engine.

After the coolant passes through the engine, it makes its way to the radiator, which is constructed so that the flowing liquid is cooled by air passing through the grill on the front of the car. Once the liquid is cooled down again, the coolant cycles back through the engine to absorb more heat in a continuous cycle to keep the engine working at optimal temperatures.