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It Can Get Heated Without a Functioning Radiator & Engine Cooling System

When you drive, the parts within your engine generate friction, and that friction creates heat. Your engine is most efficient when it’s warmed up —but that doesn't mean you want it too hot! The correct temperature is maintained by many engine cooling parts, including the radiator, cooling fans, the water pump, a thermostat, coolant fluid, a pressure cap, and an overflow tank reservoir.

The water pump helps stabilize engine heat by sending coolant into the engine block to absorb the engine's heat. The heatthen goes past a thermostat, which maintains the engine coolant temperature. Next, the coolant flows to the radiator to release the heat. The coolant then returns to the engine block to repeat the cycle.

When something is wrong within the cooling system,heat cannot escape the engine compartment, leading to an overheated engine. Engines can overheat for several reasons, such as a cooling system leak, a faulty radiator fan, a failed water pump, or a sticking thermostat. Routine coolant exchanges and radiator maintenance from Firestone Complete Auto Care can help keep your engine from overheating. If your vehicle shows overheating symptoms, head to a local Firestone Complete Auto Care to get your cooling system inspected by an expert technician.

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At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we provide more than just a “drain and fill” service. Our expert technicians assess the condition of your radiator and service your cooling system. Firestone Complete Auto Care's radiator fluid exchange service includes:

  • Comprehensive system inspection
  • Machine-powered radiator fluid exchange
  • Addition of fluid-exchange chemicals, sealant, and lubricant

There are no surprises at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Our expert technicians will obtain your approval before beginning any work on your vehicle’s cooling system.


The engine cooling system can affect your vehicle’s dependability and the engine lifespan. Five factors that can affect your cooling system are:

  1. Infrequent maintenance
  2. Type of coolant
  3. Driving habits
  4. Operating conditions
  5. Type of vehicle

How can you make sure you don't miss an important maintenance milestone for your vehicle? Download the My Firestone app and check maintenance recommendations for your vehicle.


Typically, there are four symptoms when there's a problem with your vehicle's cooling system:

  1. Overheating
  2. Fluid leaks
  3. Constant need to add fluid
  4. Sweet smell

If you notice any of these symptoms, bring your vehicle to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care. Our expert technicians will help diagnose and service your coolant system problems.

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