Auto tech checking radiator
×

Get The Right Tires

All fields are required

Select TPMS Option
What's this?
Enter Zip Code Why?
Enter Zip Code Why?

Get An Oil Change

Find Your Local Store:
Oil Change Zip Code Input GO

Get An Oil Change

Your Nearest Store:

1558 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
312.462.0070

firestone storefront
Most stores are open nights and weekends

Store Hours:
Day(s) Hours
MON-FRI: 6:00am-8:00pm
SAT: 7:00am-6:00pm
SUN: 8:00am-5:00pm
Schedule An Appointment Learn more about Oil Changes

Schedule Service

Find Your Local Store:
Brakes Zip Code Input GO

Schedule Service

Your Nearest Store:

1558 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
312.462.0070

firestone storefront
Most stores are open nights and weekends

Store Hours:
Day(s) Hours
MON-FRI: 6:00am-8:00pm
SAT: 7:00am-6:00pm
SUN: 8:00am-5:00pm
Schedule An Appointment Learn more about Brake Service

Search For Batteries

All fields are required

Enter Zip Code Why?

Alignment Service

All fields are required

Enter Zip Code Why?

Radiator Repair Shop

Get expert radiator repair services from ASE-certified technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

RADIATOR REPAIR SERVICES AT FIRESTONE COMPLETE AUTO CARE

Did you know that cooling system failure is one of the leading causes of vehicle breakdowns? Avoid breakdowns from cooling system failure with regular radiator fluid exchanges. Visit a Firestone Complete Auto Care near you for expert radiator repairs, fluid exchanges, and cooling system maintenance from our expert technicians.

Schedule An Appointment

What Are Radiator Repair Services and Why Are They Important?

A vehicle radiator repair service involves a comprehensive cooling system diagnostic to quickly find any leaks or failing parts that may be affecting your radiator’s performance. Our automotive technicians will find the cause of your leaking coolant or overheating vehicle and offer you transparent repair and replacement options. 

CAN YOU REPAIR A RADIATOR?

Many radiator problems are repairable. However, you probably don't want to tackle DIY radiator repair at home. The process involves special tools and expertise.

If you’re noticing problems with your car’s cooling system, such as the temperature gauge reading higher than usual or a coolant leak under your car, the issue may be with your cooling system and can likely be repaired. Since low coolant levels from leaks are a common cause of radiator trouble, the solution may be to simply stop the leak, whether it’s coming from the radiator hose, water pump, the radiator cap, or the radiator itself.

If there are significant signs of corrosion or cracking across the radiator, however, it will likely need to be replaced. Our expert automotive service professionals are happy to handle radiator replacement services for vehicles with damaged radiators.

WHY ARE RADIATOR REPAIRS IMPORTANT?

Radiator repair services are critical to keeping your vehicle running. The radiator dissipates heat buildup around the engine to keep your engine from overheating. Without a functioning radiator, your engine can quickly overheat.

Help avoid cooling system failure with regular coolant fluid exchanges to ensure your vehicle has the correct non-contaminated coolant level. If you experience radiator trouble, schedule an appointment or stop by your neighborhood Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete radiator service and repair.

What might radiator trouble look like? Your car's radiator may need attention if your vehicle keeps overheating, leaks coolant, or constantly alerts you to a low coolant level.

HOW OFTEN TO GET A RADIATOR FLUID EXCHANGE

If your vehicle is overheating and there is no leak to be found, there may be a larger issue, such as a fan not working or the thermostat is stuck closed. Visit a Firestone Complete Auto Care for a cooling system diagnostic.

Regular radiator fluid exchanges help prevent the buildup of particles and debris within the car's cooling system. If a car goes too long without a radiator fluid exchange, those particles and debris can block passages within the radiator and hinder its ability to keep the engine cool and running at normal operating temperatures. Check your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations for a radiator fluid exchange service, typically every 30,000 miles or approximately every five years.

A radiator fluid exchange from Firestone Complete Auto Care includes:

  • Inspection of your radiator system
  • Addition of Cooling System Cleaner to the radiator
  • Complete cooling system fluid exchange
  • Refilling of radiator system with antifreeze

Regular radiator fluid exchanges help keep your cooling system working correctly and help keep your vehicle running newer, longer.

Auto Care Tips & Advice

Filter By:

image of a sponge washing a car
Maintenance

5 Car Parts You Can Clean at Home

Dec 23, 2021

You can safely wash your vehicle's exterior, but what about the engine bay or undercarriage? Learn which car parts you can clean at home and how to clean them.


Read More
image of an eco-friendly car button
Maintenance

The Pros and Cons of Hybrid Vehicles

Dec 17, 2021

Hybrid vehicles are gaining serious traction, and you may be considering making the switch. Before you do, learn about the pros and cons of this vehicle type.


Read More
image of man wiping down car
Maintenance

Top Ways to Care for Your Car With Over 100k Miles

Dec 10, 2021

Hit 100k miles? It’s time to check in with your vehicle! Here’s what to expect as your car ages and how to care for it with our 100k mile maintenance checklist.


Read More
LOAD 3 MORE
SHOWING 6 OF 12
View More Articles

Find Store

Find a Different Location

Stores Near You

Do you want to change your Preferred Store?