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Elk River Tire & Auto

690 Dodge Ave NW
Elk River, MN 55330

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Some drivers don’t think too much about the radiator in their vehicle until they see the needle on the instrument panel starting to edge up into the hot zone. Or even more drastic, they see steam coming from the hood of their car. Engine overheating due to cooling system failure is the number one cause of breakdowns. How can you tell if your radiator is bad, and what kind of radiator service is required?

If you believe you are having radiator problems, have your vehicle inspected as soon as possible by a certified mechanic. Most cooling system failures follow several basic patterns. For example, a slipping water pump impeller or a thermostat that is stuck closed will stop coolant circulation, which results in a catastrophic overheating condition. In contrast, a clogged radiator most often causes a gradual overheating condition at highway speeds or under heavy engine loads. A radiator can be clogged internally, which restricts coolant flow, or it can be clogged externally, which restricts airflow around the radiator core tubes.

Wondering how can you tell if your radiator is bad? Prevent an unexpected breakdown by making sure you schedule periodic radiator service.
05
Nov
2019

Some drivers don’t think too much about the radiator in their vehicle until they see the needle on the instrument panel starting to edge up into the hot zone. Or even more drastic, they see steam coming from the hood of their car. Engine overheating due to cooling system failure is the number one cause of breakdowns. How can you tell if your radiator is bad, and what kind of radiator service is required?

If you believe you are having radiator problems, have your vehicle inspected as soon as possible by a certified mechanic. Most cooling system failures follow several basic patterns. For example, a slipping water pump impeller or a thermostat that is stuck closed will stop coolant circulation, which results in a catastrophic overheating condition. In contrast, a clogged radiator most often causes a gradual overheating condition at highway speeds or under heavy engine loads. A radiator can be clogged internally, which restricts coolant flow, or it can be clogged externally, which restricts airflow around the radiator core tubes.

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In years past, a car tune up simply meant having your vehicle serviced occasionally to keep it running. Now, a tune up is not enough for today’s modern cars. The term “car tune up” is still used to refer to the preventive maintenance periodically performed on a vehicle to ensure it continues to perform well.

So what does a car tune up include? Here is a shortlist:

What does a car tune up include? Ask the mechanics at Elk River Tire & Auto about scheduling a car tune up.
20
Oct
2019

In years past, a car tune up simply meant having your vehicle serviced occasionally to keep it running. Now, a tune up is not enough for today’s modern cars. The term “car tune up” is still used to refer to the preventive maintenance periodically performed on a vehicle to ensure it continues to perform well.

So what does a car tune up include? Here is a shortlist:

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There are several factors that can have a significant impact on the lifespan of your tires:

  • The design,
  • Driving habits,
  • Extreme climate temperatures,
  • Road conditions, and
  • Regular tire inspections.
When do tires need to be replaced? Schedule a tire service at Elk River Tire & Auto to check out the condition of your tires.
07
Oct
2019

There are several factors that can have a significant impact on the lifespan of your tires:

  • The design,
  • Driving habits,
  • Extreme climate temperatures,
  • Road conditions, and
  • Regular tire inspections.
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