What a car radiator does is simple: it helps keep your engine from overheating. How car radiators work is more complex. It starts with coolant. This fluid has the most important job in the process: absorbing the heat your engine produces as it runs. It does it flowing back and forth between an inlet and outlet, moving through a radiator hose along the way. As the fluid travels, it gets compressed by a radiator cap. This helps it take on as much heat as possible. The fins every radiator core has expel the collected heat, and a fan scatters it into the air nearby. The result: engines work better and last longer. When a radiator goes bad, though, it can cause everything from HVAC malfunctions to overheats and engine failure. Luckily, the symptoms of radiator problems are easy to spot. Fin damage is the most obvious. More specific signs include abnormal engine noise, coolant turning to sludge, and a sweet, syrupy smell (of ethylene glycol, indicating a coolant leak). If you think your radiator is approaching failure, check your temperature gauge. It's the best way to tell if an engine's running hot. Then, do a thorough inspection. If radiator replacement is necessary, avoid the aftermarket. A factory Mopar radiator will fit your make and model best. Our auto parts store has the best solution, too: order a new one online. We carry only genuine radiators and buying is as easy as a few clicks. Check another to-do off your DIY project list and buy today!
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