Here are a few tips on how to repair your car radiator if you discover a problem. Most radiator repairs will start out small and evolve into a bigger problem down the road if ignored.
Before starting any repair to your car radiator it is important that you figure out what the real problem is with the radiator. There are many times were the radiator problem is too big of a job for the basic person to take on. If you think it is going to be more than you can handle, take your car to a mechanic who has the knowledge and experience to properly fix your car.
To avoid getting burned it is very important to make sure your car engine is cool. The last thing you want to happen is getting burned by the hot coolant.
When starting the repair on your radiator, it is very important to have all the right tools and fluids at your disposal. The worst is when you are in mid repair and realize you are missing tools or fluids and have to make a trip to the auto part store.
Knowing the source of the problem with your radiator is important prior to starting any job. If you suspect your radiator is leaking from one of the radiator hoses, then this is a pretty easy fix once your have the replacement hoses. Sometimes you can use a stop leak formula from your auto parts store that will resolve the problem but for ease of mind I would recommend replacing the hose that is leaking. If your radiator is leaking and it is a very small leak, there is a fix that can at least get you home. By adding pepper to your radiator water, the pepper will expand and clog the hole temporarily. This is only a temporary fix and you should have your radiator fixed as soon as possible.
Once your radiator repair is complete it is very important to dispose the coolant properly. Radiator coolant is extremely deadly if swallowed by a child or animal. The best way to dispose of the coolant is to collect it in an appropriate receptacle and dispose of it in accordance to your city’s laws.