Leaky Car Radiator

Posted on April 22, 2017 at 9:08 pm

Finding out that you have a leaking car radiator often means you need to act fast. Car radiator leaks can happen at any time and it can often be due to damage to your radiator caused by a bird flying in to it, a stone hitting it or just due to age and deterioration. The leak may only be small or may be a huge hole causing you to lose fluid nearly as quickly as you put it in. When the car leaks water, it means there is not enough coolant going round the engine and therefore the car may quickly over heat. It will often overheat quicker when in stationery traffic.

If the leak is small there are a number of things you can try to fix it before having to fork out the hundreds of pounds to get a new radiator fitted at your local garage. There are a number of products on the market that claim to fix most leaks such as RadWeld that you pour into your coolant. The fluid will then circulate around the car cooling system, finding any leaks and plugging them up by setting in the holes. The solution will set in these holes and form a bond to keep the coolant in. This can be a permanent solution depending on how bad the leak is and how well the product works. These types of products do have very good reviews so it is always worth giving them a try first before taking the car to the garage, even if it only last another 6 months it gives you time to try and save up towards a new radiator.



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