Radiator Repair & Replacement

Keep Your Cool - Especially When it Comes to

Your Radiator

Why does the human body perspire? As a natural reaction to exertion during exercise and stressful situations the body will sweat in order to keep our systems from overheating. It is a normal process and necessary to rid of excess heat. The radiator in your vehicle works the same way to keep the engine cool, an imperative function.

Since the engine works hard to start the car and keep it running, it produces a tremendous amount of heat. That heat has to be taken care of otherwise the engine will overheat and sustain an extensive amount of costly damage, which is where the radiator comes in. Upon sensing the engine becoming hot, the radiator releases water and coolant that picks up heat from the engine, returns to the radiator to cool, and is then sent back to pick up more heat. It’s like your vehicle’s way of sweating to preventing overheating. Some common problems radiators are riddled with include a clogged thermostat or a leak in the system. Therefore, if you notice coolant leaking onto the floor, that your vehicle is constantly overheating, a low coolant light on, or smell something like maple syrup, it’s likely that some part of your radiator or some other part of the cooling system has been compromised.

At Safeway Auto Service, we have State Certified Technicians available to assess, diagnose, and resolve any issues your radiator may be experiencing. That’s why you can trust us to get the job done right and safely return to the road.

In addition to your service appointment we can check your brakes and under-carriage of your vehicle upon request for our courtesy inspection. It always feels better to know that everything is in tip-top shape before leaving the shop, and there’s no better place to do that than Safeway Auto Service.

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Ask the Mechanic

Radiator FAQ's

Coolant is released from the radiator and passed through the engine block to absorb heat from the engine. The now heated coolant is transferred to the radiator core where it is circulated through the radiator’s tubes, and eventually arrives at a secondary tank where it is cooled. Once the coolant has decreased its temperature, it is sent back to the engine to repeat the cycle.

If your vehicle is frequently overheating, a low coolant light appears in the dash, or you notice coolant leaking, then it is a good sign that your radiator is in need of repair or replacement.

Similar to your washer fluid tank, the coolant fluid level is also under the hood. If the coolant level is below the fill-line on the tank then it’s time for a refill.

It is likely due to steam in your cabin which is typically caused by the heater core. The heater core is a small radiator that produces the heat you feel.

Yes – we welcome all vehicle makes, models, and ages for radiator service and other appointments at Safeway.