Car engine cooling system failures rank among the top three causes of roadside breakdowns, with radiator failures accounting for a large percentage of these. A fully functional radiator and cooling system is essential in preventing overheating, which can cause expensive breakdowns and may result in serious engine damage. Modern engines also operate more efficiently within specific temperature ranges.
A car’s engine continuously heats up while in use, and if it comes close to a dangerously high temperature there is a risk of a sudden explosion. Therefore, it is necessary to cool it down to a suitable temperature such as between 80 and 100 degrees Celsius, and this is where the radiator comes into play—it helps to cool down the engine to an appropriate temperature. Most modern engines are water-cooled in general, and some are air-cooled, for example in electric cars.
You Need A Cooling System Check
All Kwik Kar service centres employ highly trained technicians who are qualified to spot and correct problems which not only affect radiators, but all parts and components of modern engine cooling systems.
When you have your cooling system inspected at our service centre, you gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing your vehicle's cooling system is up to the task of keeping your engine running at optimal temperatures.
Water-cooled Engine Radiator Components
A water-cooled engine has a coolant made of water in the water jacket around a cylinder, and it circulates to prevent the engine from overheating. A radiator is placed in the middle between the water pump outlet and inlet so that the performance of it is optimized. The whole route consists of the radiator, radiator hose, water pump, thermostat, and cooling fan. A lot of narrow passages for a coolant flow through the main body of radiator, which are called cores.
The purpose is to enhance the cooling effect by increasing the area of water passing through each core. The radiator itself merely doesn’t work.
While running, the engine’s temperature is lowered with fresh air, but cooling only by air is insufficient for While running, the engine’s temperature is lowered with fresh air, but cooling only by air is insufficient for times such as during traffic jams in which the engine is not in motion and still generating heat. Therefore, the necessity of a cooling fan arises.