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Monthly Archives: December 2020

What is a Car Radiator?

What is a Car Radiator?

The mechanical car components always get heated, especially if the weather is sweltering. If this happens continuously, it may result in malfunctioning of the engine parts, especially the motor, if it isn't kept cool. That is why automakers have developed and installed a cooling system on their vehicles - to protect the engine!  A radiator is a car part installed in a vehicle engine compartment to provide continuous cooling of engines. There are various types of radiators, that is, cooling, heating, and climatic radiators. Each of them has a specific purpose but still, works using the same principle. However, there are two main categories of radiators in the automotive industry: tubular-lamellar and tubular and tape. Tubular lamellar are of aluminum alloy with horizontally arranging tubes. Its commonly used in old cars. Its primary disadvantage is low heat transfer because of the small contact area. On the other hand, tubular and tape use long tubes folder in a coi ... read more