Radiator Service & Repair for 2016 Subaru WRX STI

2016 Subaru WRX STI Maintenance Schedule

When do 2016 Subaru WRX STI radiators need service or repair?

When to Service Your 2016 Subaru WRX STI Cooling System

If you’re not sure what the purpose of a radiator is, it’s hard to tell when to have your Subaru WRX STI radiator serviced. Nonetheless, you need to know the signs of radiator malfunction. The radiator is in the cooling system of your car, and it helps your engine temperature stay within a safe range. When the radiator isn't working properly, your engine can overheat and potentially break down.

Regular, proactive service on the radiator in your 2016 Subaru WRX STI is essential for long-term engine health. Subaru 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 see coolant leaks under your car, high engine temperatures, or a dashboard light that indicates low coolant. When you experience one or more of these issues, head to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a Courtesy Check.

Subaru WRX STI Coolant Fluid Exchange

What does radiator repair include? 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 Subaru WRX STI. We then do a machine-powered radiator exchange, replenish flushed chemicals, sealants, and lubricants, and then pressure check for leaks.

Radiator problems often go hand in hand with water pump problems. Of all the parts in your 2016 Subaru WRX STI engine, the water pump is one that you can't put off repairing or replacing. This vital part keeps coolant moving through the engine, hoses, and radiator. If it’s not working well (or at all), your engine can easily overheat. Our trained technicians can inspect your car’s radiator hoses and pumps to ensure everything is operating as it should. When it comes to radiator service and repair, your 2016 Subaru WRX STI is in good hands at Firestone Complete Auto Care. After all, we know it’s not just a car. It’s your car.

Common Subaru WRX STI Radiator Questions

Take care of your 2016 Subaru WRX STI radiator and it will last. Check out our top questions and answers about Subaru radiators below, and visit your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of an overheating engine.

  • Why is the coolant light on my Subaru dashboard on? Pay attention to the temperature gauge and lights on your dashboard. If a low coolant warning light comes on or your dashboard temperature gauge keeps rising, it’s likely that your engine is about to overheat (and could leave you stranded on the road). Wait for the engine to cool down, then have your coolant system checked immediately at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care.
  • Can an antifreeze leak wait? Don’t ignore puddles on your driveway or garage floor. If you see a green, bright orange, or pink fluid puddling under your car (it might be sticky, too), it could be antifreeze that’s leaking out of the engine. Antifreeze has a sweet, attractive smell to cats and dogs (and it’s highly toxic to them), so look out for your pets! Repair any leaks as soon as possible, then carefully wash away any remaining fluid that’s left behind on the driveway or garage floor.
  • Can Subaru WRX STI radiators be cleaned? It could be a good idea to have your Subaru WRX STI radiator cleaned out a couple of times a year, maybe at the same time as a tire rotation or oil change.

Subaru WRX STI Radiator Services

Are rising engine temperatures causing rising stress levels for you? Cool it! Schedule your 2016 Subaru WRX STI radiator service or repair today.