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Rely on J-Mac Radiator of Utah Auto Coolant Service for New Radiators

- Thursday, December 11, 2014

A radiator is a good companion of your car engine for ensuring the smooth running of your vehicle. Most good things come in pairs, and your car engine is no different with finding a suitable companion in the radiator. If there is anything that can offer the engine an efficient cool-down process, then it is radiator that gives a soothing solution to its fiery companion. A radiator is the first part in the engine that right away follows the front grille in the car. It resembles a network of lean pipes with a top opening and a fan placed behind. Being a vital part of your car, it is pertinent to select an automotive provider that is renowned for offering clients the most appropriate salt lake radiators.

It is pertinent that you get new radiators that meet the standards of OEM quality. It is necessary to choose a top-tier service provider that has been widely recognized for stocking varied models of brand new radiators in its warehouse. Your preferred service provider should also be conversant with the fixing and replacing of radiators for at least a period of 20 years. It is necessary that you detect a problem in your car if it overheats. If you track a problem with your car heater or detect an error in the cooling system, then all you can do is to take your automobile to certified technicians who are profound with troubleshooting and repairing tasks. It is necessary that you get your radiators replaced from a professional radiator replacement shop.


A formidable Utah Auto AC cooling service can prevent your car from overheating. With an appropriate coolant system service, you can have your engine operating smoothly through pedigree professionals that are trained with maintenance and repair. Specialized setups go into the details to offer car owners the most appropriate flush and removal of all the rust and sludge that can hamper vehicle’s coolant system. A professional Utah auto coolant service can add life to the hoses, while renewing the lifespan of heater core, thermostat, water pump, and radiator, among other car accessories. Scales can reduce the vehicle’s operating temperature drastically, ultimately causing its cooling system to falter. Professional cooling services can ensure that old solvents in the car are suitably drained off, to be added with new flushing agents and water.


A professional car service provider can also help customers have their car’s heater core and hoses power flushed after the thermostat is changed. Replacing clamps and getting the hoses re-fixed is also an essential functionality that every professional auto cooling service provider has to carry out. Having the leaks thoroughly checked is also an important task that specialty radiator service setups carry out. Hire a Utah AC service that could offer you consistent repair and maintenance tasks done with perfection. It is imperative that you get your hose pipes checked on regular basis and with great articulation. Car has to be serviced timely to avoid unfortunate accidents. Research and find out the best auto repair shop in your town and give your car for service today!

Q&A: Liquid Aluminum

- Monday, October 13, 2014

Our first question was: “I have a bottle of Bar’s Liquid Aluminum stop leak. Will the ‘Liquid Aluminum’ stop leak that I have work on my radiator if it is made of brass and/or copper?” Naturally, I sought the specialized team of radiator repair experts at J-Mac Radiator in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah, for their advice on this topic.


After going in, I sat down with Mr. Mark McKenna, manager of J-Mac Radiator. We started talking about using ‘Liquid Aluminum’ and he strongly recommended just coming in and having a professional radiator technician examine your radiator.


“I would only under the most dire of circumstances encourage its [Liquid Aluminum] use,” he said.


When I asked why, he explained to me that it and most other “stop leak” products work in theory by circulating through the cooling system via the coolant. As the coolant escapes through the leak some of the product will be left behind thus clogging the leak. Sounded like a good theory to me. Then Mark explained that there were a few flaws with the theory.


1. “Stop Leak” products rarely work whether they are designed for a copper, brass, or plastic aluminum radiator.


2. “Stop Leak” products are non-selective. That means they flow through the ENTIRE system, plugging up passages into your heater cove and the radiator tubes. This can make your radiator problem worse by causing your car to overheat.


Mark said if you choose to use a “stop leak” product, to make sure it is only as a SHORT TERM SOLUTION. Again he cautioned that if your radiator has a leak, please take it in and get it fixed by a radiator repair shop.


Here’s an example, if you were to use the “Liquid Aluminum” and it stops your leak, but it also severely restricted your Heater Core. Now your Heater Core will no longer produce any heat and that means you’ll have to take your car in for it to be removed, repaired and possibly replaced. This would range in price from a few hundred to $1,500.


Another example…so you still used that “Liquid Aluminum” and it stopped your leak. Well, it also clogged up your whole radiator, which resulted in the overheating of your engine. Do you know how much a new engine costs? On the conservative side, it would cost a few thousand dollars.


So, I ask you, is using the “Liquid Aluminum” or other “stop leak” product worth the risk? Are you willing to put your car’s Heater Core and engine on the line for a quick fix? I submit (and Mark agrees with me) that it simply isn’t worth the risk.


“You are money ahead by having the leak diagnosed by a professional and then having it repaired,” he said.


Thanks to our friends at J-Mac Radiator for helping us out with this question today. I really hope you found it as interesting as I did and if you were thinking of using a “stop leak” product in your radiator, I hope you’ll think twice before you do. Stop by J-Mac Radiator for any of your car care needs, located at 3520 South State Street and online at www.jmacradiators.com.

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