Sometimes a radiator leak can be easy to spot. The coolant might be found dripping, spraying, or…
The Car Salon Tire Craft Division provides radiator pressure tests to customers in Calgary, AB, . Your vehicle’s radiator will last up to 250,000 Km’s, but that won’t stop a crack from opening up due to old corrosive coolant. Stop in and see our mechanics for a pressure test at the first green puddle you find pooling under your vehicle. Our facility in Calgary, AB is ready to service your vehicle in times of emergencies or routine radiator maintenance.
A radiator will usually hold the amount of pressure indicated on your vehicle’s radiator cap. A pressure test will help pinpoint where the radiator is losing pressure and where the coolant is likely leaking through your radiator. A pressure test may also involve a block checker to check for combustion gases in the existing coolant. Our mechanics may also use a leak detection dye for slower and harder to find leaks. A radiator performing efficiently is a crucial component in your vehicle’s cooling system.
Your vehicle’s cooling system is responsible for carrying heat away from the engine and helping to maintain efficient operating temperatures. Excess engine heat can build in a variety of places in your car or truck’s engine. The cooling system consists of a cooling fan, water pump, and radiator. The primary purpose of these parts is to dissipate and remove heat from the engine. The cooling system accomplishes this by cycling anti-freeze and coolant to the components where heat is generated and then away to the radiator to be cooled. The radiator is a large tank with many small channels through which the coolant flows to dissipate heat. Radiator fans are located behind the radiator, which help to cool the anti-freeze or coolant. The cold coolant is pulled by the water pump through a radiator hose and into the engine, which then circulates and prevents overheating in the engine. Once the engine has reached operating temperatures, the hot coolant cycles back to the radiator where it is cooled again.
A pressure test can stop a leak and help you avoid a radiator replacement down the road. A bad shaft seal in your radiator’s water pump may be one leaky culprit. Radiator hoses can crack and spray coolant through a corroded connection. Your vehicle’s radiator heater core may even start leaking on the inside floor of the passenger compartment. Other leaks might involve an intake manifold gasket or a head gasket. Sometimes corrosion from the inside of the radiator will cause problems, resulting in an even trickier leak to locate.
But why worry about the details when our mechanics are trained to quickly and accurately diagnose leaks? Leave the troubleshooting and routine auto radiator and cooling system maintenance to our trained mechanics at our location. Regularly scheduled maintenance and service appointments will ensure that our mechanics keep your cooling system and radiator working at maximum efficiency. Neglecting a patch of leaky fluid can lead to a more expensive radiator replacement in the future.
Our staff is happy to offer you the best and most affordable cooling system and radiator repair services in Calgary, AB, . At the first sign of leaky fluid, schedule an appointment or contact us for a pressure test on your vehicle’s or radiator or cooling system.