Radiator Leaks

K-Seal will permanently fix most leaks in the radiator or its casing.

What Are the Symptoms of Radiator Failure?

  • Frequent engine overheating – keep an eye on the temperature gauge
  • Puddle underneath the engine – this will indicate a leaking radiator
  • Drop in coolant levels – this will happen naturally but a large drop over a short space of time will indicate a leak

If you’re willing to keep topping the radiator up and the symptoms don’t worsen, your engine will keep running for a time, but eventually the engine will break down. Strictly speaking you shouldn’t drive at all once you’ve discovered one of these symptoms.

How Much Will Radiator Repair Cost at a Garage?

The cost of flushing a car radiator will vary depending on whether you do it or employ a mechanic to do the job professionally.

If you do it yourself, you’ll be able to keep costs down and just pay for the new coolant, which should be around £30 ($50).

If you go to a mechanic, the cost will be around £60 ($90) depending on your car make and model.

Can K-Seal Fix My Radiator?

K-Seal will permanently repair and fix most leaks in the radiator or radiator casing. Although the radiator may be one of the cheaper components in the car engine it can still cost hundreds to have it repaired or replaced. Just one bottle of K-Seal could save you a lot of money by fixing an engine coolant leak instead of you having to replace the parts.

Want to get hold of a bottle to fix a leaking car radiator? Search for a K-Seal stockist and get back on the road – fast.

What is a Radiator?

Unlike a radiator in a building, which is needed to increase the temperature of its immediate surroundings, the main function of a car’s radiator is to cool the internal combustion engine that powers the vehicle. It is designed to remove the heat generated by the engine to the air in order to regulate the engine temperature and prevent overheating.

How Does a Radiator Work?

  • The coolant in an engine is passed through tubes inside the radiator, where heat it has absorbed from the engine is dissipated into the atmosphere, before the coolant returns to the engine
  • Coolant enters the pipes in an overheated state, causing it to become highly pressurised (aided by turbulence inside the radiator pipes), at which point the radiator cap opens at a predetermined pressure point
  • This releases the heat and allows any excess coolant to escape into an overflow tank attached to the side of the radiator
  • That coolant is then returned to the radiator when its temperature has sufficiently lowered

Why Do Radiators Fail?

The main reason for radiator failure is a leak, which can lead to the cooling system failing. If the coolant has not been checked or topped up properly the inside of the system will begin to rust and become clogged. Corrosion will eventually result in small holes developing. This will result in engine coolant loss, and a need for car radiator repair.

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