There are few fortunate’s who are born rich and can live the way they like even if it means not taking care of what they own. However, most of us work hard to fulfil the basic requirements of our lives and thereby we just can’t afford to let things go at face value. If we buy something, we also take ultimate care of our belongings. Be it a pen or a vehicle or even heavy equipment, we give maximum worth to our stuffs and ensure that we do everything possible to keep it in working state. As far as a vehicle is concerned, it comprises of many important parts which are required to keep it moving. Therefore, it is imperative to maintain the car at regular intervals and change parts which have gone obsolete.
If we talk about the most important part a vehicle has, it would presumably be the engine of the car. It’s probably the engine that takes the maximum pressure to keep the stuff moving and therefore, it is evident that it will heat up after moving for few miles. Well, this is where the radiator comes into picture and gives a sort of life support to the engine.
First, let us try to understand what makes the engine hot that it needs a radiator to cool it off. The engine is basically made up of many moving parts which create friction while they are moving. The friction in turn creates heat. In order to provide some lubrication to these moving parts, the engine oil is pumped in but that does not suffice from cooling the stuff and when it moves in great force, it is more likely to become boiling hot in no time. A mixture of water and anti-freeze elements is pumped in from the engine’s chambers which effectively reduces the heat of the engine and prevent it from spreading to other vital areas.
Once the coolant has done its job and leaves the engine blocks, it goes to the radiator via a large rubber hose. As the engine coolant moves through this, it throws off the heat from the walls of the radiator. The electrical fan absorbs the air from outside to get in through the radiator and further cools the engine coolant. The front of the radiator is also cooled off as and when the air from outside is gushed in through the grills while the car moves.
By this time, the engine coolant must be cool and should be ready to re-run the process all over again. The radiator coolant plays a mighty role during hot weather and any problem in it may have severe consequences on the overall vehicle. Therefore, things like hose must be checked so that if there happens to be any leakage it could be contained at the very first stance or else, it might heat up the engine to a very dangerous extent.
It is a wise man say: It’s better to be cautious than being sorry. Hence, take ultimate care of the radiator which is of so much importance to your vehicle.