Your Toyota engine makes a tremendous amount of heat when it's operating. If there's nothing to help cool it down, the engine will quickly overheat or quit operating entirely. That's why the factory radiator is so essential to everyday driving. While the engine coolant absorbs the heat as it works its way through the engine block, that head needs to be released in some way. The radiator, thanks to its large, finned surface, takes care of that. The process is simple. A fluid (typically a mix of water and coolant) circulates through your engine's hottest parts. It collects the heat and then returns to the radiator through connected hoses. The ample, finned surface of the radiator then allows the heat to dissipate. The coolant mixture is then free to make another trip through the engine.
How to Tell if Your Radiator is Failing
Don't let a bad radiator cause even more damage. The most obvious example of a problem is when the warning light alerts on your dash. Other signs include your engine regularly overheating, or pools of brightly-colored green, yellow, or red liquid underneath your car or SUV. If you need to replace your radiator or any other cooling parts, make sure you only use genuine Toyota items. They're the only parts guaranteed to fit and perform as well as the original. Find yours in our online auto parts catalog. Order today and we'll ship them right to your front door!
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