A radiator is responsible for transferring the heat from the fluid inside a car’s engine to outside of it thereby keeping the engine cool. An overheated engine can cause many issues with the worst of them being, an overheated engine that cracks the head of the engine resulting in large repair costs.
The owner knows what is taking place with each customer’s vehicle and he knows how to service them himself.
Leaks are another common problem with radiators and occur for many reasons. If one of the radiator tubes gets clogged with debris, the pressure from inside may build and cause valves to leak. Small holes caused by rocks or road debris or accidents may also cause leaks in your radiator tubes.
Rust occurs naturally over time and is very common in radiators because the parts are often made from aluminum. The exterior of your entire car is susceptible to rust, and so is the exterior of your radiator. If you notice metal flakes or other signs of minor rusting on the outside of your radiator, you likely do not need to replace your radiator right away. Exterior rusting only becomes a problem over longer periods of time, when rust begins to affect the core.