Radiator Service & Repair for 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6

Is It Time for Service on My 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 Cooling System?

Not sure what a radiator does? That makes it difficult to know when to have your Alfa Romeo GTV-6 radiator serviced, but it’s vital to know what to look for. The radiator is in the cooling system of your car, and it helps your engine temperature stay within a safe range. So, what happens when the radiator isn’t working quite like it should? You guessed it – your engine overheats, and it may even break down completely.

Staying on top of routine radiator maintenance for your 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 is a huge factor in the longevity of your engine. Alfa Romeo recommends that you replace coolant (also called antifreeze) at certain intervals, but you can also take note of any signs your radiator is going bad. Your radiator could be close to causing an engine breakdown if you notice a low coolant light or higher-than-normal engine temperatures on your dashboard, or if you spot coolant leaks coming from your car. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a Courtesy Check at the first sign of one of these issues.

Alfa Romeo GTV-6 Coolant Fluid Exchange

What’s included in a radiator repair service? When you come to Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll begin your radiator repair with an in-depth inspection of the cooling system in your Alfa Romeo GTV-6. Then, we’ll move on to a machine-powered coolant exchange. Finally, we’ll refill the flushed sealants, lubricants and chemicals, then do a pressure check to catch any possible leaks.

If your radiator is acting up, odds are good that your water pump needs to be checked for proper function, too. Some services for your 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 engine can wait, but the water pump is one part that you'll want to have repaired or replaced as soon as you discover a problem with it. The role of the water pump is to keep coolant circulating in your engine, radiator, and hoses. Without it, your engine won't maintain its optimal temperature. Let our technicians examine your radiator pumps and hoses to help you stay ahead of any potential engine problems. When it comes to radiator service and repair, we’re here to give your 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 the top-notch service it needs. After all, we know it’s not just a car. It’s your car.

Questions About Alfa Romeo GTV-6 Radiators

Wondering how to make your 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 radiator last as long as possible? Read on for answers to common questions, and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care when your engine shows any signs of a faulty radiator.

  • Why is the coolant light on my Alfa Romeo dashboard on? Your engine might be about to overheat. If your low coolant light is on, pull over in a safe area and wait for your engine temperature to go down. Once it’s safe to do so, bring your car to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care to have the coolant system inspected.
  • Can an antifreeze leak wait? Notice a leaking fluid that's green, bright orange, or pink and feels sticky? It might be antifreeze. Antifreeze is toxic but has a sweet smell and taste that's attractive to many cats and dogs. Do your pets a favor and have an antifreeze leak investigated ASAP. Then hose down the driveway or garage floor!
  • Can Alfa Romeo GTV-6 radiators be cleaned? It could be a good idea to have your Alfa Romeo GTV-6 radiator cleaned out a couple of times a year, maybe at the same time as a tire rotation or oil change.

Service Your Alfa Romeo GTV-6 Radiator

Are rising engine temperatures causing rising stress levels for you? Cool it! Schedule your 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 radiator service or repair today.