Whatever your radiator requirements are and whether you need commercial or car radiators, Advanced Radiators offers a comprehensive range along with their complete same-day service (locally).
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- All units O.E. or equivalent
- 2-year guarantee.
- Highly experienced technical and distribution staff
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How a Car Radiator Works
The primary role of a car radiator is to dispel any excess heat that is generated by a car's engine as it burns fuel. A car radiator is only one component of a larger engine cooling system, and as engine coolant moves through the radiator, it goes through a few simple processes.
There are three basic functions of your radiator: intake, cooling and outlet. A car radiator is pivotal to the proper functioning of a car's engine, which is why it is integral to follow proper maintenance guidelines in order to keep the cooling system in good working order.
The primary function of an engine's water pump is to facilitate the flow of coolant that runs into and out of the radiator in a specific direction. The thermostat controls the amount of coolant that moves through the radiator, and it opens and closes according to the temperature of the engine. After this point, the coolant enters the radiator through the upper hose; there are two basic types of radiators - downflow car radiators and crossflow car radiators.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between OEM and Aftermarket Radiators?
OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) are parts made for the car manufacturer directly, rather than being available to everyone. Typically, they’ll fit the specifications of your car exactly but will also cost more.
Aftermarket parts are manufactured as a cost-effective alternative. They’re made to match the specifications of the OEM part and are often produced at high volume to sell into the aftermarket suppliers.
The only difference is that aftermarket parts can, on occasions, not fit perfectly, however this is rare and they tend to be far less expensive. Read more
Will using Aftermarket radiators affect the value of my vehicle?
A car repaired using OEM parts and one repaired using aftermarket parts will rarely experience differentiation in value. The choice is there more for your preference, rather than to maintain the value of your vehicle.
What’s the difference between cross flow and down flow radiators?
Cross flow radiators use tanks found on either side of the radiator core so that the coolant can cycle back and forth across the core. This setup enables heat to be dissipated across a spacious area.
Down flow radiators utilise a conventional vertical-flow design along with an expansion inlet tank at the top of the core so that coolant can circulate effectively through the radiator. Find out more