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Chico Radiator Leaks and Replacement

My car is overheating. Why should I go to get it fixed in Chico?

Tedious Repairs Answer:
That’s a really good question for Chico residents to ask, because if you don’t have someone you trust your car may be in trouble. People would assume that if your engine is running at the proper temperature that everything must be OK.  The reality and fact is that engine overheating is the most common cause of mechanical failure for Chico residents, This town can be really hot in the summer and things can go south quick. So how is it everything is just fine to suddenly your car is overheating and potential engine damage may occur ?

The truth is, that it is not a sudden process, but one you did not see coming. Engine coolant circulates through your engine where it absorbs heat and then circulates through the radiator where it is cooled down – and then back to the engine block and head again. As long as the coolant is able to flow freely – and there are no leaks – then the coolant can do its job. This is the point where Chico drivers have to be careful to stay on top of things.

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pressure check showed a leaking radiator at the seams. This kind of repair requires a new unit.

The cooling system is a environment: very hot, with a number of reactive materials like various types of metal, plastics and rubber. Over time the coolant becomes corrosive. Small pieces of debris and other materials brake down and interferes with circulate in the coolant. As these particles start to block the small passages in the radiator, it restrict the coolant from flowing,  which results in overheating. Corrosive coolant can actually eat away at your cooling system and which leads to leaks as well.

New coolant is full of anti-corrosion additives. These additives neutralize the reactions that lead to cooling system corrosion. Eventually additives are used up, leaving the cooling system vulnerable to leaks and problems.

Tedious Repairs offers recommendation for when your cooling system should be  flush and inspected. Your friendly and knowledgeable pros at Tedious Repairs can also test your coolant for freeze point and PH to see if it needs to be flushed out and replaced (if you’ve added straight water to the cooling system we need to remove it asap). Fresh coolant in your system is required to protect against corrosion. We suggest a coolant flush every 2 years.

Chico residents who’ve are beyond the recommended service interval should take care of this maintenance service to prevent costly repairs on their cars and trucks.

Tedious Repairs
2695 Highway 32
Chico, CA 95973
(530) 826-4275

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