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Radiators Automotive Retail Terms to Know

Radiators are a crucial component of the engines in all vehicles. From the smallest motorcycle to the largest truck semi or trailer, radiators keep engines cool enough to run safely. When shopping for a new radiator from an auto parts retailer, or having repairs and maintenance done, it can be helpful to know terminology related to radiators.

  • Radiator Flush - A routine type of vehicle maintenance. Coolant is drained, a special cleaning solution is flushed through the system, and the radiator is refilled with new coolant. This process removes build up from the system.
  • Radiator Leak - A problem somewhere in the cooling system that results in leaking coolant. The leak may come from the radiator's heat core, from a hose, or a fitting between a hose and the radiator. The old leaky part generally must be replaced with a new part to fix the problem.
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid - One of several fluids cooled by radiators. It is run through the oil cooler system.
  • Coolant Pumps - A part which pumps hotter fluid into the radiator. Once it is cooled, fluid becomes more dense and sinks out of the radiator and back into the engine.
  • Aluminum Radiator - A type of radiator that is popular for high end sports cars or other automobiles that need a greater cooling capacity. These are also lighter than other types of radiators, which can improve handling in smaller cars. Larger vehicles, such as truck semi or vehicles hauling trailers, will not benefit from an aluminum radiator.
  • Used Radiators - Some older vehicles, such as classic vintage cars, may no longer have new radiators available. In these cases, a used radiator may need to be purchased. Many auto part retailers and businesses can offer suggestions for resources for finding used parts.
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    Western Radiator Inc
    1008 Se Court Pl, Pendleton, OR 97801
    (541) 276-6468
    Greiners Radiator Repair & Sales
    307 N Colville St, Walla Walla, WA 99362
    (509) 525-6652
    S & B Automotive Machine & Parts
    208 N Washington St, Kennewick, WA 99336
    (509) 586-1378
    4911 W Clearwater Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336
    (509) 783-0130
    Charlie's Automotive
    1031 W Columbia Dr, Kennewick, WA 99336
    (509) 586-8237
    305 N 1st St, Hermiston, OR 97838
    (541) 567-0334
    1795 N 1st St, Hermiston, OR 97838
    (541) 289-9663
    Sonnys Automotive
    1102 E a St, Pasco, WA 99301
    (509) 547-1134
    Valley Radiator Service
    805 Grandy Ave, La Grande, OR 97850
    (541) 963-6515
    1129 Bennett Ave, Prosser, WA 99350
    (509) 786-0042
    1880 E Main St, Othello, WA 99344
    (509) 488-0103
    Cromwell Radiator & Automotive Repair
    127 W Wine Country Rd, Grandview, WA 98930
    (509) 882-1510
    Cooks Radiator Shop
    1812 1st St, Baker City, OR 97814
    (541) 523-3822
    A-1 Auto Center Inc
    705 S Grand Ave, Pullman, WA 99163
    (509) 334-1182
    Conoco South Grand
    1030 S Grand Ave, Pullman, WA 99163
    (509) 332-4075

    Automotive radiators are available at many different retail stores. If you are having problems with the performance of your car you may want to have your A/C condenser, radiator, exchanger, or intercooler checked throughout the year to make sure it is working properly. If the thermostat of your car is not working correctly it may cause boiling in the radiator to occur, which then makes the vehicle become overheated and unable to be driven. A professional can look at all covers and caps to see if they are on correctly. They can also look at the gasket, engine, and all of the electronic details of the automobile to see what isn't working the way it should. Repairs will range in price depending on the system you have, such as a passive or thermal system, and where you take your car to be fixed. You can look online or in a phone book to find a local repair shop. Call and ask how much they would charge for a new or used A/C condenser or radiator and compare with other shops in the area. Aluminum and iron parts may cost more or less depending on when they were made and who they were made by. Cheap parts may not necessarily mean they're cheap in quality. Cooling the car is important for performance and to keep it from heating to a dangerous level. Automotive radiator retailers may have the option of having custom parts made for your vehicle. This will cost more than buying pre-made parts but could be worth it depending on your needs.
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