What is a Radiator?
Your vehicle’s radiator keeps your engine cool and is the heart of your vehicle’s cooling system. We’ve all seen a vehicle on the side of the road with the hood open and steam pouring out, this could be the result of a broken or leaking radiator. Your vehicle’s radiator is responsible for ensuring your engine stays cool and does not overheat.
When a car’s engine is switched on and running, it generates a great amount of heat, most of which is expelled through the exhaust system. The rest of it sits stagnant in the engine area, and although engines need heat to operate at an optimum level, too much heat will destroy the inner mechanics of your engine. The radiator directs engine coolant into certain areas of your vehicle’s engine to ensure that it does not overheat.