The details on radiator service
Your engine constantly burns fuel, with temperatures inside the combustion chamber reaching 4,500ºF. The cooling system protects your engine by moving this potentially harmful heat to the outside air. To do this, a mixture of water and antifreeze circulates through the engine block. This coolant absorbs heat from the engine and is flowed by the water pump through hoses to the radiator. Once the radiator transfers engine heat to the outside air, the coolant circulates back to the engine and continues the cycle.
To keep this important system properly working, vehicle manufacturers recommend servicing it at specified time or mileage intervals. The coolant's rust inhibitors and additives may lose their anti-corrosive properties, leaving particles and debris in the system over time. This can cause buildup within the radiator, reducing its ability to keep the engine running at the optimal temperature. To remove this buildup, many service providers perform a radiator "drain-and-fill."
At Hibdon Tires Plus, we perform a Complete Coolant System Fluid Service to remove virtually all of the old coolant and contaminants in your radiator and replace it with new or recycled coolant — keeping your cooling system working properly to protect your vehicle for miles to come.
Hibdon Tires Plus radiator service
Our service includes:
Inspection of your radiator system and pressure test for any leaks
Adding flush chemicals to the radiator
Power flushing the system
Refilling radiator system with recycled anti-freeze
Adding sealant / lubricant to the system
A 12-month or 12,000-mile limited warranty
If a slow leak cannot be detected, a dye detection service may need to be performed.