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Smart Radiator Maintenance Tips To Follow
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Smart Radiator Maintenance Tips to Follow

Taking care of your car radiator is important and its timely maintenance will help you keep the radiator performing well with greater efficiency and effort. Also proper maintenance of car radiator will keep the engine cooler and it avoids the overheating of car’s engine making it run flawlessly. The proper up-keeping will also assist you in eliminating future repair costs required to fix radiator troubles. So below are some smart tips for maintenance of car radiator to follow and carry out.

Firstly make use of appropriate radiator fluid as this is the basic important point for maintaining your car’s radiator. A correct antifreeze coolant is critical so better use glycol based antifreeze and make sure you mix it with appropriate amount of water. If the region you are living in is warmer and hot then equal amount of water is required to be mixed with glycol based antifreeze. Also remember not to use the antifreeze alone for the cooling system.

Secondly, from time to time change the coolant and water mixture in your radiator in order to make your vehicle run smoothly. Overtime the car’s radiator attracts dirt and debris that actually hampers the effort and makes it difficult for the radiator to allow antifreeze coolant and water spread across the cooling system. Therefore draining and flushing comes into action and as per schedule, you need to change the coolant and water mixture present in the radiator. So all you require is to completely drain the

and fill it with new antifreeze and water. Also keep in mind that with time antifreeze becomes acidic and needs to be replaced timely. So, change the antifreeze coolant every year and according to what is recommended in the owner’s manual.

Thirdly, when you are changing the antifreeze coolant of your car's cooling system make sure to replace the radiator cap as well. This is essential because with time even the radiator cap tends to become dry and damaged and due to this it will allow the coolant to escape from your car's cooling system, so better replace it.

Fourthly, check the hoses and fittings of your radiator because overtime after couple of years, they become less moist and lose their elasticity and hence needed to be replaced. Also, due to brittleness the older hoses develop small holes or type of puncture because of the pressure produced in the cooling system and so you need to replace them. Inspecting these small holes in the hoses is a crucial step in maintenance of car radiator because it can lead to engine overheating.

Last but not the least, perform a radiator pressure test whenever you take your vehicle for servicing as the pressure test is the best way to tell you, whether your car's cooling system is functioning properly or not. It will also make you aware if it is cooling your car engine in an adequate manner.

maintaining a car in chilling winters can be super easy and so much fun when you have a proper winter car maintenance program at your end.


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