A-1 Auto Tech, Inc. has over 40 years of radiator repair service. We have been pleasing the people of the Mountain View, CA area with our radiator repairs for a long time and we’re planning on continuing that for a long, long time to come.

No one knows radiators and radiator-related repairs better than our skilled technicians. When you need your cooling system repaired or replaced, there’s no one better to trust than A-1 Auto Tech, Inc. A poor repair job can result in issues down the road and your vehicle potentially overheating. Trust your radiator repair job to the best in the business and you’ll have nothing to worry about!

What is a Radiator?

A radiator is an essential part to your vehicle’s cooling system. Your engine gets extremely hot while running. In order to prevent the engine from getting to hot and damaging components and potentially starting fires, your vehicle is equipped with a cooling system.

This system will send coolant, often referred to as antifreeze, towards the engine to carry away the heat from the engine. This coolant then needs to be cooled, so that it can again flow to the engine and carry away the heat. That is where a radiator comes into play.


Your radiator is a heat-exchanger. The hot coolant will flow through the radiator. The radiator is strategically placed in the front of the vehicle to allow for air to flow through it. On top of that, there is a cooling fan installed in front of the radiator that will force extra air to flow through the radiator under certain circumstances, such as while idling or at slow speeds or when the engine gets too hot.

Your radiator then transfers the heat from the hot coolant to the air flowing through it. This allows for the coolant to continue a cycle of carrying heat away from the engine and then being cooled by the radiator to start it all over again.

Radiator Repair

Your radiator is crucial to your engine’s proper performance. Without a radiator your engine will quickly overheat. Overtime your radiator and the other cooling system parts may be in need of repairs.

If a hole is punched into your radiator anywhere, it will allow for coolant to leak and decrease the pressure of the cooling system. It will also eventually run you out of coolant. Any leak you notice on your cooling system should be taken very seriously.

A-1 Auto Tech, Inc.

When it comes time for your cooling system to be serviced or repaired, come see us at A-1 Auto Tech, Inc. We truly love the cooling system part of the auto repair business! We love to take care of our customers! All of our skilled technicians are certified and trained to properly work on your vehicle’s cooling system.

If you notice your car getting hotter than normal or if you notice any coolant leaks from your vehicle, come see us right away! We will make sure your cooling system is working like it should and that it will last you for many more miles to come! Trust the best radiator shop around!