The radiator is a major component of a vehicle’s cooling system. The coolant is pumped from the engine by the water pump into the radiator. It then circulates through the radiator, which causes heat to dissipate from the coolant before being pumped back into the engine. This process keeps your car, truck, or SUV from overheating.
If coolant is not moving effectively throughout your engine and radiator, and your vehicle is overheating, call our professional service advisor at Smith Automotive in Pleasant Hill to take a look at your radiator and other components of the cooling system.
If your radiator is leaking, or the coolant is not circulating through the radiator, there is potential for catastrophic engine failure, which can be costly. It is important to bring your vehicle to Smith Automotive at the first sign of problems.