radiator Repair Service
El CAJON RADIATOR REPAIR
Your vehicle?s radiator maintains proper engine temperature by circulating coolant to prevent overheating. The ?engine hot? indicator, the Check Engine light, or steam coming from under the hood all indicate the need for radiator repair or replacement. It?s important that you don?t ignore your radiator-related needs. Just as important is to have the right hands handling your radiator? those of experienced professionals who will deliver precise radiator repairs to keep you driving smoothly. You?ll find exactly this and more at AA Auto Repair & Tires in El Cajon, CA
IS YOUR RADIATOR OVERHEATING
Here at AA Auto Repair & Tires, we?re proud of the reputation we?ve earned for accurate, long-lasting radiator repair and replacement. Our well-trained technicians have been serving El Cajon, CA and the entire county since 1994. Utilizing the most advanced diagnostic equipment, we?ll accurately diagnose even the most complex radiator repair issue you?re experiencing, then with your approval, complete all necessary work. Considering our competitive rates and keen focus on customer service, we hope you?ll consider us your affordable dealer alternative for any radiator repairs you ever need.
BEST ADVICE FOR YOUR RADIATOR PROBLEM
Effective radiator repair or replacement involves more than the matter at hand; a long-term health plan will keep you driving with confidence for thousands of miles ahead. When you bring your vehicle to AA Auto Repair & Tires in El Cajon, CA, as part of any service we?ll perform a thorough digital inspection, including photos. You?ll have all the information you need to make informed decisions, based on your priorities and budget. We know there?s never a good time for radiator repairs, and it?s our mission to make the process pleasant for you.
A water pump is a simple device that will keep the coolant moving as long as the engine is running. It is usually mounted on the front of the engine and turns whenever the engine is running.?
The thermostat is simply a valve that measures the temperature of the coolant and, if it is hot enough, opens to allow the coolant to flow through the radiator.
?If the coolant is not hot enough, the flow to the radiator is blocked and fluid is directed to a bypass system that allows the coolant to return directly back to the engine.?
This is a passage that allows the coolant to bypass the radiator and return directly back to the engine.?
The radiator core is usually made of flattened aluminum tubes with aluminum strips that zigzag between the tubes.?
These fins transfer the heat in the tubes into the air stream to be carried away from the vehicle.?
On each end of the radiator core is a tank, usually made of plastic that covers the ends of the radiator,?
The hot coolant is also used to provide heat to the interior of the vehicle when needed. Like when your cold and turn the heat on.
There are several rubber hoses that make up the plumbing to connect the components of the cooling system.? The main hoses are called the upper and lower radiator hoses.? These two hoses are approximately 2 inches in diameter and direct coolant between the engine and the radiator.??Two additional hoses, called heater hoses, supply hot coolant from the engine to the heater core.? These hoses are approximately 1 inch in diameter.?
Mounted on the back of the radiator on the side closest to the engine is one or two electric fans inside a housing that is designed to protect fingers and to direct the air flow.??
These fans are there to keep the air flow going through the radiator while the vehicle is going slow or is stopped with the engine running.? If these fans stopped working, every time you came to a stop, the engine temperature would begin rising.