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Auto Cooling System Repair Specialists in Santa Clarita, CA

We’re Ready When Your Radiator Needs Service

Without a well-functioning cooling system and radiator, your vehicle’s engine won’t survive the super-hot environment created by the liquids and friction within it. That’s why it’s crucial to keep your cooling system and radiator in good working condition with regular service and to promptly handle any necessary radiator repairs. In fact, putting cooling system repairs on the back burner could quite literally get you into a hot mess in the form of an overheating engine, vehicle breakdown, and expensive auto repair bill.

Reasons Radiators Fail… For Most Vehicles, It’s Simply a Matter of Time

Your car’s radiator may perform poorly or fail for many reasons, such as a damaged water pump or leaky seals. Oftentimes, several radiator-related issues combine, and the older the radiator the more likely it’s going to begin experiencing problems. At Valencia Auto Performance & Simply Smog, we regularly handle radiator repairs involving:

  • Old, brittle hoses
  • Malfunctioning water pump
  • Weakened solders
  • Leaky fittings
  • Rusting parts
  • Restricted water flow
  • Plastic cracks

Maintaining Your Antifreeze, Fan, Belts & Hoses for a Healthy Radiator

One of the most important components of your vehicle’s cooling system is antifreeze. When your engine reaches maximum operating temperatures, the thermostat (if it’s working properly) opens and releases antifreeze from the engine to the radiator. Antifreeze is also responsible for keeping other engine fluids from boiling or freezing. Over time, antifreeze breaks down and loses efficiency, and if it’s not drained and replaced, old antifreeze can lead to corrosion, which is why a cooling system flush is not an extra, unnecessary automotive service—it’s a very important service for your vehicle’s performance and longevity.

Likewise, the cooling system’s cooling fan is integral to your vehicle’s operability, as it circulates air through the radiator and passes excess heat out of the engine. If the cooling fan malfunctions, your vehicle’s engine will overheat. During cooling system service, our mechanics will check the cooling fan for damage and the fan belt for cracks. We’ll also inspect your hoses for leaks. A leak may seem like a small issue, but, in fact, a leaking radiator hose can lead to major engine failure.

Call Valencia Auto Performance & Simply Smog for Cooling System Service

Don’t risk an overheating engine or vehicle breakdown—come to Valencia Auto Performance and Simply Smog if your radiator is radiating any signs of trouble. We’re experts at diagnosing and repairing vehicle cooling systems.

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