Your vehicle’s engine has many moving electrical parts, which can lead to extreme temperatures. Thankfully, in order to maintain optimal temperature ranges, your vehicle’s cooling system and radiator work to make sure your engine does not overheat. Overheated engines can malfunction and cause problems, so it is imperative to make sure your cooling system and radiator are always running as they should.
Cooling System Service
Your vehicle’s cooling system enables your engine to run at its optimal temperature, preventing it from overheating and potentially self-destructing. We can flush your fleet vehicle’s cooling system, perform a pressure test and check hoses, caps and connections so your engine will run as it should.
Your vehicle’s radiator helps keep your engine cool. Overheated engines can lead to numerous problems, including eventual breakdowns. Your vehicle’s radiator sits at the front of the engine bay; it’s made up of slim, hollow channels that run between the inlet and outlet tanks. Coolant pumps through tubes to the engine, where it is warmed. Once the coolant reaches the engine, it goes to the radiator, which is constructed to cool the flowing liquid using the air passing the radiator. The cooled liquid cycles back through the engine, where it absorbs more heat. This cycle allows the engine to keep working at ideal temperatures.
If your vehicle overheats, you may need to have your radiator serviced or replaced. An elevated temperature gauge is another sign that your radiator might be malfunctioning. Puddles of green, yellow or orange coolant under your truck could indicate that there is a radiator leak, which could be caused by corrosion. If you notice any of these signs that your radiator needs to be serviced or replaced, bring your vehicle to Legacy Fire Apparatus. Our team of experts can fix leaks or replace your radiator so you can get back on the road worry-free.