A radiator is a form of heat exchanger that transfers heat from a coolant to the air it circulates. Metal radiators, such as copper or brass, and aluminum, are commonly used in automobiles. They come in a variety of forms and styles to fit a variety of cars.

Your cooling system is incomplete without a radiator. A blocked or defective radiator can cause frequent engine overheating and damage to other under-the-hood components. Have your car evaluated by a professional the first time it overheats to reduce the risk of this problem and save on expensive repairs.