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Not So Cool(ant)

Radiators & Cooling System

Over the years your car is exposed to numerous environmental factors such as, road salts, debris, and various chemical reactions that can cause metal in the radiator core to break down leading to radiator leaks and the need for radiator repair. At Kovach's we will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your automobile. We service cars, truck, SUV's and 4x4s undercarriage maintenance.

When an automobile's radiator leaks, it may be that the coolant has not been changed according to the recommended schedule and has become corrosive. Coolant leaks may also stem from normal vibration that has led to separation between parts connected by solder, epoxy, or mechanical crimps. Otherwise, thermal forces arising from extremes in engine temperature may be at work, causing cracks in stressed areas. Regardless of the cause, a radiator leak must be checked as soon as possible because loss of coolant can be disastrous for an engine. Remedies can range from clamp tightening or a hose replacement. Whatever the cost of repair, it will be less than that of an engine overhaul.

Helpful Tip: Check the floor of your garage or driveway for collections of liquids that provide clues to leaks of any kind; especially the color and size of the puddle.

To reduce the risk of the engine overheating and freezing, a sufficient amount of antifreeze and water must be present in the cooling system at all times. This is not the only function of the coolant system, however, it also slows the corrosion of the components as well.

The majority of our coolant system repair customers come from Brighton, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, Hamburg, along with, South Lyon, New Hudson, Wixom, Milford, Highland, and Clyde. Kovach's generates repeat business, simply because they have so much to offer their customers.