All automotive components have a certain service life. An automotive radiator is not an exception. Radiator failure is normally due to natural reasons of ageing and end of service life, action of chemicals during winter, damage by stones and negligence of vehicle owners who do not replace the coolant in time.
There are two types of automotive radiator failure — damage to the radiator core and leaks from tanks (radiator tanks are made of plastic where micro-fractures eventually appear, causing leaks), and defects in the radiator core. Normally, this is a result of mechanical core damage by stones that get into the radiator, and corrosion is a frequent cause of leaks.
Often, vehicle owners who encounter radiator failure try to save money and use all sorts of sealants. But it should be remembered that this is a short-term solution, and sealant does not only seal the damaged area but the entire radiator, thus degrading vehicle performance. Moreover, sealant sometimes clogs the whole engine cooling system, including heater core, engine, and radiator hoses. All this creates a need for deep and expensive cleaning of the entire cooling system, requiring replacement of the heater core as well as the main radiator. Based on practical experience, repairing radiators is a completely ineffective and short-term solution. Most fixes for a damaged radiator will not yield the desired result, may damage the entire vehicle cooling system, requiring a totally different scale of repairs and associated costs. Thus, in an attempt to save money you can waste even more money, time, and effort.
In case of radiator failure, its replacement will be the easiest, quickest, and most reliable way to resolve this problem for many years. Of course, a proper quality radiator needs to be selected and installed. But how to choose a reliable and affordable radiator out of numerous offers on the market, what important details require attention?
Main attention should be paid to the material and methods used to produce the radiator. Currently, OEM radiators are manufactured based on the Nocolok technology. Automotive radiators manufactured based on this technology are distinguished by a long service life, resistance to vibration and overheating, and better heat transfer compared to radiators based on the Sofico technology.
STRON http://www.stron-parts.ru/ manufactures automotive radiators based on the Nocolok technology and uses only special-grade cast aluminum with high hermetic and corrosion resistance and a special anti-oxidation coating The entire structure is welded using argon, which increases radiator strength, improves heat transfer, prevents micro-fractures and deformations. All STRON products are designed, manufactured, and tested according to or exceeding the quality requirements for OEM products of automotive manufacturers, while the price remains low.