The radiator is an important factor in the entire function of the vehicle. Failure of the radiator can result in overheating, which means you stuck in the emergency lane. Your cooling system is what keeps your car from having a meltdown. All of the parts that make up the cooling system have one goal of moving coolant around the engine so it can absorb and dissipate heat. Radiators are susceptible to cracking and clogging, which will cause leaks and build up. Your coolant system can also become contaminated with acids, rust, and metal particles. These contaminants can create domino effect, causing damage to your water pump, radiator and seals. If your vehicle is overheating, Kwik Kar recommends that you bring it in to check for any faults in the radiator or radiator hoses.