Wednesday, February 07, 2007

That's really rad!

Today I had a lesson in car radiators. My car was overheating on the way to work, and it turned out I had to top up my radiator. Imagine that. It's so cold here right now -- today the mercury was reading -9 Celcius, yet my car was overheating. But it has nothing to do with the outside temperature really. It all depends on your radiator... if it has a leak, needs filling up, is corroded, etc. Mine needed filling. I stopped at a service station, because I didn't really know what the problem was, like if I had a leak or a broken hose or something. I didn't recall seeing a puddle of greenish liquid under my car at any time, but I figured I'd ask someone that was a little more knowledgeable. And besides, I wasn't sure what the proper percentage of water to antifreeze to add to it anyway. Turns out a good mix works out to 50/50 water to antifreeze.

Now I've just found a site that has all kinds of information and tips about car radiators. Radiator.com actually sells all sorts of car parts in addition to radiators of course! So if you need a
Chevrolet Radiator or a Volkswagen Radiator, or any other sort of part for any type of vehicle, check with Radiator.com first to eliminate the middleman, thus reducing your cost. And they also have qualified mechanics standing by, if you need any live help.

Olivia

1 comment:

autolover said...

Leaky radiator maybe caused by: from a split hose or faulty connection to the radiator or engine, a crack or hole in the coolant overflow tanks on the top or sides of your car radiator. My dad's volkswagen radiator hose was replaced with a new one and the overheating problem was solved.