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Radiator Repair Services at Firestone Complete Auto Care

Did you know that cooling system failure is one of the leading causes of vehicle breakdowns? Avoid breakdowns from cooling system failure with regular radiator fluid exchanges. Visit a Firestone Complete Auto Care near you for expert radiator repairs, fluid exchanges, and cooling system maintenance from our expert technicians.

What Are Radiator Repair Services and Why Are They Important?

A vehicle radiator repair service involves a comprehensive cooling system diagnostic to quickly find any leaks or failing parts that may be affecting your radiator’s performance. Our automotive technicians will find the cause of your leaking coolant or overheating vehicle and offer you transparent repair and replacement options. We guarantee your repairs will be fixed right, right on time—that's part of our Triple Promise.

Why Are Radiator Repairs Important?

Radiator repair services are critical to keeping your vehicle running. The radiator dissipates heat buildup around the engine to keep your engine from overheating. Without a functioning radiator, your engine can quickly overheat.

Help avoid cooling system failure with regular coolant fluid exchanges to ensure your vehicle has the correct non-contaminated coolant level. If you experience radiator trouble, schedule an appointment or stop by your neighborhood Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete radiator service and repair.

What might radiator trouble look like? Your car's radiator may need attention if your vehicle keeps overheating, leaks coolant, or constantly alerts you to a low coolant level.

Can You Repair a Radiator?

Many radiator problems are repairable. However, you probably don't want to tackle DIY radiator repair at home. The process involves special tools and expertise.

If you’re noticing problems with your car’s cooling system, such as the temperature gauge reading higher than usual or a coolant leak under your car, the issue may be with your cooling system and can likely be repaired. Since low coolant levels from leaks are a common cause of radiator trouble, the solution may be to simply stop the leak, whether it’s coming from the radiator hose, water pump, the radiator cap, or the radiator itself.

If there are significant signs of corrosion or cracking across the radiator, however, it will likely need to be replaced. Our expert automotive service professionals are happy to handle radiator replacement services for vehicles with damaged radiators.

How Often to Get a Radiator Fluid Exchange

If your vehicle is overheating and there is no leak to be found, there may be a larger issue, such as a fan not working or the thermostat is stuck closed. Visit a Firestone Complete Auto Care for a cooling system diagnostic.

Regular radiator fluid exchanges help prevent the buildup of particles and debris within the car's cooling system. If a car goes too long without a radiator fluid exchange, those particles and debris can block passages within the radiator and hinder its ability to keep the engine cool and running at normal operating temperatures. Check your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations for a radiator fluid exchange service, typically every 30,000 miles or approximately every five years.

A radiator fluid exchange from Firestone Complete Auto Care includes:

  • Inspection of your radiator system
  • Addition of Cooling System Cleaner to the radiator
  • Complete cooling system fluid exchange
  • Refilling of radiator system with antifreeze
  • A 12-month or 12,000-mile limited warranty*

*Check with a Firestone Complete Auto Care advisor for complete conditions and terms concerning warranties

Regular radiator fluid exchanges help keep your cooling system working correctly and help keep your vehicle running newer, longer.

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