1985 Volvo 740 Radiator Service

When Does My 1985 Volvo 740 Radiator Need Service?

Not sure what a radiator does? That makes it difficult to know when to have your Volvo 740 radiator serviced, but it’s vital to know what to look for. As part of your car’s cooling system, your radiator helps keep engine temperature regulated. When the radiator isn't working properly, your engine can overheat and potentially break down.

Regular, proactive service on the radiator in your 1985 Volvo 740 is a huge factor in the longevity of your engine. To keep your radiator functioning, Volvo recommends replacing your antifreeze or coolant at scheduled intervals but it’s also wise to keep an eye out for signs of a failing radiator. You might be driving around (or about to be stranded) with a failing radiator if you see coolant leaks under your car, high engine temperatures, or a dashboard light that indicates low coolant. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a Courtesy Check at the first sign of one of these issues.

Radiator Repair Service for Your Volvo 740

What happens during a radiator repair service? At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we start by performing a thorough inspection of your Volvo 740 cooling system. We then do a machine-powered radiator exchange, replenish flushed chemicals, sealants, and lubricants, and then pressure check for 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 1985 Volvo 740 engine can wait, but the water pump is one part that you can't put off repairing or replacing. The role of the water pump is to keep coolant circulating in your engine, radiator, and hoses. If it isn’t functioning properly, your engine won’t be able to stay within its optimal temperature range. Let our technicians examine your radiator pumps and hoses to help make sure everything is in working order. From the heater core to the radiator cap, we’ll take excellent care of your 1985 Volvo 740 at Firestone Complete Auto Care. After all, we know it’s not just a car. It’s your car.

Volvo 740 Radiator Q&A

With regular maintenance and service as needed, you could extend the life of your 1985 Volvo 740 radiator. Get answers to common radiator questions, and head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care as soon as you suspect a radiator issue.

  • What does an illuminated coolant temperature light mean for my Volvo? If the coolant light illuminates on your dashboard, your engine could be overheating. Pull over to a safe area and wait for the engine to cool down. Then, head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care for a coolant system check.
  •  Is an antifreeze leak dangerous? 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!
  • When should my Volvo 740 radiator be cleaned? To keep your Volvo 740 radiator running well, it’s wise to get it cleaned out a few times a year.

Service Your Volvo 740 Radiator

Keeping your cool is easier when your engine is cool. Schedule your 1985 Volvo 740 radiator repair or service today.