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Can a Car Radiator Explode? (Explained)

Updated: Feb 3

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A car radiator is a crucial component in the cooling system of a vehicle. Its main function is to regulate the temperature of the engine by dissipating heat through the use of coolant.

If the radiator becomes damaged or malfunctioning, it can lead to an increase in heat and pressure causing the coolant to overheat, potentially leading to the radiator bursting.

In this article, we will discuss the various factors that can lead to an overheating engine and a burst radiator, as well as the consequences of a radiator exploding and what to do if it occurs.

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