Cooling & Radiator Repairs & Service

overheating carThe cooling systems of modern cars are under more demand than ever before. Many components of your car rely upon your cooling system and it also has to be able to cope with the extremes of our weather. At GP Automotive, we can manage and maintain all aspects of your car’s cooling systems to ensure it’s efficient operation in all conditions.

If your car is running hot ?

It may be caused by a low coolant level, a broken thermostat, an inoperative water pump or a problem with the radiator.  The radiator in a car uses a coolant to remove the heat generated by the friction resulting from the operation of the engine. If your car did not have a radiator, it would overheat and the engine would seize. Like any engine component, radiators require service and inspection. Our service technician will use a pressure tester to check the integrity of the radiator. If any leaks are found the radiator will need to be repaired or replaced.

Radiator Service & Cooling System Flush.

Radiator service is extremely important to the proper functioning of your vehicle. The many moving parts of an engine create friction, which in turn creates heat. The job of the radiator is keep the engine cooled down. Vehicle radiators cool everything under the hood to help prevent overheating and to keep serious issues from developing. The radiator pumps a mixture of water and antifreeze through the chambers in your engine. This absorbs the excess heat, keeping your engine cool and running efficiently.

Coolant, or antifreeze, absorbs heat from the engine and circulates it through the radiator. It is also distributed through the heat exchanger when you use the vehicle’s heating system. As miles accumulate, deposits that can clog the cooling system will collect in your vehicle’s radiator. Radiator service that includes a coolant flush and fill will remove these deposits and prevent overheating, which is the most common cause of radiator problems, engine damage, and breakdowns. Your owner’s manual will provide recommendations for your vehicle, but it is usually recommended for most vehicles that coolant be changed seasonally, and fluids replaced every 30,000 miles.

Symptoms that you may need radiator service:
  • Steam coming from the motor
  • Indicator / warning lights illuminate
  • Temperature gauge indicates vehicle is running hotter than normal
  • Signs of fluid leakage or loss
Our expert technicians will:
  • Thoroughly inspect the coolant/antifreeze system
  • Repair and/or replace radiator or other any components as necessary
  • Replace old coolant/antifreeze with new fluid

If you suspect your vehicle may be having radiator problems or issues with overheating, let our professionals check out your system.  Contact us today and save the headache of a overheating vehicle.

What makes radiator service and coolant flushes important?

Coolant experiences rapid break down because it functions in a hot and hostile environment. While some corrosion will take place, even with rust inhibitors, when those rust inhibitors become depleted, the cooling passages in the engine and radiator are subjected to severe corrosion. The engine block is the primary source of rust in a car’s cooling system. Fragments of rust will clog radiator and heater passages, causing your engine to overheat. If coolant is not regularly checked, the rust inhibitors fail, and the cooling system rusts from the inside out.