Your Radiator Repair Experts
If you’ve noticed a puddle of coolant under your engine, it’s important to address the issue immediately. With your engine running temperatures over 200 degrees Fahrenheit, excess heat can be a major problem, leading to significant damage to your engine over time.
The radiator is responsible for cooling the engine—and when it does not work properly, your truck will overheat. This typically results in blown head gaskets, warped heads, and engine failure. The technicians at Southpointe Radiator will ensure your radiator is working as intended.
Your radiator keeps your engine running
The radiator sends coolant running through aluminum or brass tubes, keeping the engine’s temperature stable. With time, the plastic coolant tank may crack and begin leaking coolant, or it may clog with debris and prevent coolant from being evenly distributed throughout the radiator. Another aspect of radiator performance is the outside fin surface and the ability to flow air through the core facilitating the cooling effect. Many late-model trucks also have built into the tank an oil cooler for the transmission.
Leaking coolant is not the only sign that you need your radiator checked out. Another issue is if your engine’s temperature is consistently running too hot. We also recommend that an engine’s radiator be examined as part of the manufacturer’s regular maintenance schedule. This includes a radiator flush, which may prevent clogs from occurring in the first place.
Our process for repairing radiators
The following is our comprehensive process when it comes to radiator repair:
- Thoroughly high-pressure wash external of unit
- Caustic chemical clean in hot dunk tank-no aluminum
- Rinse and high-flow pressure flush
- Pressurize the unit to locate leaks
- Repair as needed using proper solder and flux
- Rinse repair residue from the exterior and flush
- Dry and paint unit
The coolant distribution system is vital to your engine’s operation—so turn to radiator professionals you can trust when it comes to your radiator. The team at Southpointe Radiator, located in Taylor, Michigan, has more than 30 years of experience in the field. We are a family-owned and operated business specializing in radiator repair for heavy-duty trucks, equipment & industry.
Work with a team of radiator repair specialists today
Our goal is to limit preventable damage to your engine and ensure it is running smoothly and safely for the long term. Give us a call at 1-734-351-5365 or contact us online to get started. Pick-up and delivery are available!