Radiator Repair | Auto Repair Shops Lewisville, TX

When you have radiator issues, Fifth Gear Automotive’s auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX can help you. It’s important to understand why prompt radiator repair can help to prevent damage to your car.

The radiator in your vehicle transfers heat from the hot coolant to the air blown through it by the radiator fan, cooling it down. Generally, the radiator also cools the transmission oil, transferring the heat from the oil to the coolant by which both are cooled by the air. Consequently, the radiator and its fan protect two vitally important components of your car by keeping them cool – the engine and the transmission. When issues occur in the radiator it is important to have prompt repair to avoid the risk of damage to either of these vital components. Fifth Gear Automotive Auto Repair Shops in Lewisville, TX Provide Radiator Maintenance

For the majority of drivers, an automotive cooling system should be drained, flushed and filled with new coolant every two years. For those who drive a lot or drive in severe temperatures, the cooling system should be serviced every year.

A HOT engine light should never be ignored. Remember, don’t remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. You can be burned. Always check the fluid level when the engine is cool. You may be wondering what the signs are of a coolant system issue:

  • Puddles of coolant underneath the vehicle. People often confuse condensate (water) from the air conditioner with radiator coolant. Coolant will have an odor and color, condensate water will not. Check for coolant in the morning beneath the vehicle. If you’re unable to see puddles due to its being on the ground or a hill, place cardboard beneath the car under the engine compartment to detect the general area a leak is originating from.
  • High temperature readings – Don’t drive an overheated car to avoid potential damage. Our auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX can provide the prompt repair your automobile needs.
  • Steam from under the hood
  • Low coolant levels

There are several factors that can cause an engine to overheat; a driver can only address the first one. The following are some common causes of an overheated engine:

  • Low coolant
  • Faulty water pump
  • Leaking radiator or radiator cap
  • Radiator in need of a professional cleaning
  • Failed head gasket
  • Engine damage
  • Failed cooling fan
  • Faulty thermostat

Coolant levels should be checked regularly, always check coolant when the engine is cool and provide routine maintenance, including radiator care per the manufacturer’s instructions. When providing the weekly inspection of the vehicle, check the hoses. Hoses that feel soft, are cracked or show signs of leakage should be replaced promptly in Fifth Gear Automotive auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX.

Our ASE certified technicians will assess the state of the radiator and the entire cooling system of your vehicle thoroughly. Our goal is to keep your car running like new, in all its components.

Fifth Gear Automotive cares about your safety. Our highly trained and certified mechanics receive ongoing continuing education to ensure up-to-date knowledge of maintenance and repairs, diagnostic equipment and other specialized technology and information. We believe an up-to-date specialist is a better informed mechanic in the field of their specialization, and is able to provide the best service, ensuring your vehicle is well maintained and safe for you and your family, as well as other drivers upon the road.

Don’t risk catastrophic damage to an engine due to a failed component in the cooling system. Schedule an appointment for radiator repair, or drop by Fifth Gear Automotive’s auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX today. We provide full service for your automotive needs.