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Chicagoland Radiator Repair

Dealing with an overheating car can be more than inconvenient, and could potentially leave you stranded on the side of a busy road. Overheating is often a sign of a problem with your coolant system or radiator. In tough situations like these, our Chicagoland radiator repair experts help you keep your cool.

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When your car overheats, your only options are to wait for things to cool down and then add more antifreeze or coolant, if you have it on hand. Radiator issues make it harder for your engine to stay at a safe working temperature. When your engine temperature climbs, it can cause parts to flex, warp, or crack, hoses to become disconnected or burst, or can cause other costly repairs.

A failure in your cooling system can be devastating to your engine and other mechanical parts of your vehicle. Working with a radiator specialist to analyze any issues with your system and repair any problem areas can save money and stress, and possibly help you avoid a full radiator replacement.

Whatever your auto repair needs, I & J Automotive DBA Splash Car Wash has the experts on hand to tackle even the most complex diagnosis and repairs for your car, truck, van, bus, or fleet vehicles.

Call I & J Automotive DBA Splash Car Wash at (630) 864-5233 for a Free Evaluation!

Common Radiator Problems

While a vehicle overheating is the most apparent sign of a cooling system failure, it is often not the only indicator that repairs may be needed.

radiator fluid top off

There are several warning signs of a potential radiator problem, including low coolant levels or having to frequently add coolant, high-temperature readout on your dash gauge, or a visible coolant leak.

You may also see white steam coming from the hood once your car has begun to overheat, or even white exhaust smoke coming from your tailpipe, which can be a big indicator that your engine may be at risk of extreme damage.

Any issues with the thermostat, coolant, or radiator itself can cause your vehicle to overheat, such as:

  • Lack of or Leaking Coolant- Coolant is intended to keep your engine at a safe working temperature. If your coolant levels are low, more coolant should be added. If your coolant levels seem to always be low, or if you see a green pool under your vehicle after being parked, these can both indicate a coolant leak requiring repair.
  • Inoperable Thermostat- The thermostat regulates the flow of coolant. If the engine thermostat is faulty or broken, it may not trigger the coolant flow.
  • Sediment Blocking Flow- If there is sediment, debris, or other obstructions blocking the coolant flow, either in the radiator, head gasket, or in the line, this can keep the coolant from moving properly throughout the system.
  • Broken Radiator Components- If any part of your cooling system is damaged or no longer operating properly, such as your pump, gaskets, hoses, or radiator fan, these can all cause problems with overheating.

If you need radiator repairs, your vehicle is overheating, or if it doesn’t operate as it should for any reason, I & J Automotive DBA Splash Car Wash are your Chicagoland radiator repair experts, providing complete car care, maintenance, and repair.

Radiator Inspection & Repair Service

Any problems with your engine are serious and urgent, and your radiator and cooling system is part of the protective systems that keep your engine running efficiently and safely. If you suspect any issue with your radiator, reach out to our Chicagoland radiator repair professionals for fast, friendly assessment, inspections, and repair.

Radiator hose replacement and repair

We provide full radiator service, including performing a radiator flush to refresh your coolant, radiator fluid leak repair, radiator part replacement, or full cooling system overhauls. Whether you are already experiencing overheating or leaks, if your engine seems to get hot too fast, or if you are experiencing any issues with your vehicle performance, we can help.

From problem analysis to a full break down of all damages, associated costs, and urgency of repair/replacement, our radiator experts make sure you get the repairs you need to keep your vehicle functioning safely and properly. Radiator problems can cause permanent damage to your engine, so resolving these problems as quickly as possible is the best way to save yourself money and hassle down the road.

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Chicagoland Car Repair & Mechanics

Our Chicagoland radiator repair company provides comprehensive and complete radiator care, radiator repair, and radiator replacement. Whether you just need your fluids topped off and a maintenance check, or are in need of a complete cooling system overhaul, I & J Automotive DBA Splash Car Wash is here for you.

A full-service auto mechanic, we assist with diagnosis and repair services for all mechanical parts and functions of your car, truck, van, bus, or any other vehicle.

Call I & J Automotive DBA Splash Car Wash today at (630) 864-5233 for your Free Evaluation!