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Car and Truck Radiators and Parts

The radiator is an invaluable part of your engine's cooling system and prevents the engine from overheating. As automobile engines burn fuel and move pistons, a tremendous amount of heat is created. For the car or truck radiator to operate optimally, the machinery needs to be in tiptop shape.

Why does your vehicle need a radiator?

A car or truck engine is made up of numerous moving components that eventually cause friction. This friction begets heat, and this is why motor oil is pumped through engine parts to provide lubrication. Moving machineries overheat as a result of continuous operation, so the motor oil has to be supplemented by the radiator for better cooling. An overheated engine is dangerous, but it can be avoided by a working radiator system.

How do car and truck radiators work?

Water and antifreeze are pumped through chambers in the engine block to absorb excess heat. The heated coolants are then cooled through the radiator at the front grille of the vehicle. The radiator has a large surface area that accelerates the rate of cooling. In addition to the oncoming air in front of the grille of the car, the radiator may also have a mechanical or electrical radiator fan to reduce the temperatures of the internals.

What components make up car and truck radiators?

An automotive radiator is made up of two primary parts: the core and the header. The headers can be made out of plastic, brass or aluminum while the cores are usually made from either copper or aluminum metals. The tubes and fins make up the core of the truck radiator and are lined up with headers at every end. The engine coolant is usually inserted on one of the headers and flows through the fins and tube coils.

What are the benefits of a radiator thermo fan?

Every vehicle engine has a standard fan that on most occasions generates enough airflow for chilling. These provide enough cooling, drain out excess horsepower from the engine, and provide more than sufficient airflow at high speeds. Although automobile radiator fans can be hugely beneficial, they need extra help in traffic jams when the engine is idle. In this state, the fan cannot absorb enough air. A thermo fan will rectify this condition by providing consistent airflow at high speeds and also during idle times, resulting in better cooling and a more efficient car engine.