Car Radiator Service

Think about a hot summer day. The heat is rising off the streets in shimmering waves, no one can stand to wear closed shoes, and ice-cold lemonade is just about the best thing you’ve ever tasted.

When the heat gets fierce, cold liquid can help cool your body from the inside out. Your car works exactly the same way. Your car’s version of lemonade is called antifreeze (or coolant), and it circulates heat from your engine — which is hotter than the hottest summer day! — through your car’s radiator. The radiator displaces heat through tubes and small fins that connect them. The air surrounding these tubes warms, and that warm air is pushed out of your engine by a fan. By the time the antifreeze reaches your car’s engine again, it has cooled enough to start the process all over again.

System overload!

If a problem with your coolant system occurs, you’ll know it — your car’s engine will heat up quickly, lights on your dashboard may start blinking at you, and if you don’t fix the problem in time, you may see vapor or smoke escaping from under the hood. That usually means something has gone very wrong with your radiator. And then, of course, there’s the part where your engine literally gets too hot to trot — and stops working at all.

Don’t let things get to that point. As soon as your temperature light comes on, bring your car to Chapel Hill Tire for a radiator checkup. We can perform a range of services that will get you back on the road with a fully functioning cooling and radiator system.

Radiator and Cooling Services

Radiator Inspections

  • Overheating Diagnosis
  • Coolant Leak Diagnosis
  • Radiator Replacement
  • Thermostats
  • Hoses and Belts
  • Water Pumps

Cooling System Inspections

  • Pressure tests
  • Thermostat checks
  • Leak tests
  • Check antifreeze condition and boiling point

Word to the wise: new customers get $20 off their first Chapel Hill Tire service! Way to keep it cool, huh? We also offer a service warranty of 3 years/36,000 miles. If your car overheats again, you’ll know exactly where to go.

Chapel Hill Tire’s been at this since 1953, and we’re not stopping anytime soon. Come on in and experience our exceptional value and award-winning customer service for yourself!