Despite all of the computerization utilized by modern cars, trucks and SUVs, the heart of these vehicles is an internal combustion engine. Fuel and air are mixed together and ignited to create power to move the vehicle down the road. A major byproduct that is produced is heat. An engine that can't properly dissipate heat isn't long for this world. If you're vehicle seems to be running hotter than normal, you might be in the market for Toyota radiator service and repair near Hartford, SD. The team of expert service technicians working at Billion Toyota of Sioux Falls has the resources and experience to quickly diagnose and fix any problems very quickly. Customers can schedule an appointment today by calling, 844-235-3406. 

What does a radiator do?

As we alluded to earlier, the main function of a vehicle's radiator is to pull heat from the engine. It does this by circulating coolant through a closed system. As the liquid makes its circuit, it absorbs heat where it is then released in the radiator. When this system fails, it can lead to several potentially catastrophic issues that could render a vehicle unable to be repaired. It's very important to stay ahead of any potential issues through regular maintenance.

How do I know if I need a radiator repair?

Since a vehicle's radiator is a fairly simple system, owners of a vehicle that is having radiator problems don't need to be an automotive expert to recognize things are starting to turn bad. If you have noticed any of the following signs, make an appointment at Billion Toyota of Sioux Falls right away.

Leaking fluid - In general, anytime a vehicle is leaking anything, it's a sign that something is wrong. Leaking coolant (or antifreeze) will appear to be bright green, yellow or pink. Some leaks can be easily fixed while other may require a full radiator replacement. Only a qualified service technician will be able to tell the difference.

Things getting hotter - Every vehicle has a temperature gauge on its center instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. If the needle (or other indicator) says that the engine is running hotter than normal, this could mean a few different things. However, a stop at the Billion Toyota of Sioux Falls Service Department is probably a good idea.

Sludge in the works - Healthy coolant or antifreeze should be an almost neon shade of green, yellow or pink. If a radiator starts to fail, rust and other contaminants could change the consistency of the fluid which will make it harder for it to circulate as needed. Additionally, this process could also cause the coolant to change color, a telltale sign something is wrong. 

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Billion Toyota

4101 West 12th Street
Directions Sioux Falls, SD 57106

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