Christensen Automotive | Gardnerville 775.782.2605 , Carson City 775.882.8888, Reno 775.322.8100, South Lake Tahoe 530.544.9940, Fallon 775-423-5455

The radiator cap is in charge of keeping the pressure in your cooling system. This is important because the more pressurized the coolant in your car is, the higher the boiling point, meaning it can store more heat. It also regulates the pressure so that, when there’s too much pressure, it moves the coolant to the overflow tank. Here’s how you can tell if something has gone wrong with your radiator cap:

 

  • Coolant leaks
  • Symptoms of engine overheating (steam coming out from your car, temperature gauge goes up, unusual smell coming from the engine)

If you notice these symptoms, your radiator cap may be damaged and it’s time to get it replaced! Your engine can overheat if you don’t get the radiator cap repaired, and repairs are a lot more expensive if that happens! Bring it in as soon as you start seeing symptoms, your wallet will not regret it!

Would you like to book an appointment?  We have shops in Carson City, Reno, Gardnerville, Fallon, and South Lake Tahoe! Click on the name of the store to find its information!

CARSON CITY, NV

1860 East William Street, Carson City, NV, USA

775.882.8888

GARDNERVILLE, NV

1539 U.S. 395, Minden, NV 89423, USA

775.782.2605

RENO, NV

2175 Market Street, Reno, NV 89502, USA

775.322.8100

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE

2614 Sussex Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA

530.544.9940

1181 S Taylor St, Fallon, NV 89406, USA

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