Coolant leaks may start small, but they grow quickly, sapping the radiator’s ability to protect the engine from overheating. It’s important to find and address them early, before they can grow into expensive problems. Help your customers locate radiator leaks by knowing these four common leak locations — and then hook them up with the appropriate stop leak product to get them back on the road.
Four Common Radiator Leak Locations
1) Radiator core. Thermal expansion, vibrations, impacts and corrosion can all degrade a radiator, and eventually cause leaks.
2) Radiator reservoir tanks. These tanks are either directly welded to the radiator core or consist of crimped plastic tanks that make use of a rubber gasket.
3) Radiator hoses and tubes. Rubber radiator hoses are susceptible to drying out and cracking, especially on older cars or those that sit for a long time without being driven. Clamps and clips can wear out over time, and they might allow leaks where the hoses attach to the radiator.
4) Filler neck and radiator cap. The spring in the cap can weaken and allow coolant to leak.
If a coolant leak is detected at any of these locations, it’s important to repair it quickly. Help your customer choose an appropriate chemical stop leak solution based on the leak location, size and severity, as well as your customer’s budget and how much work your customer is willing to do.
Bar’s Leaks has been helping customers stop cooling system leaks since 1947 and today offers a wide range of radiator stop-leak products that stop most leaks immediately and permanently.
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