Hummer H3 Radiator
Simple Tips that Will Add More Years to the Life of Your Hummer H3 Radiator
Being a Hummer doesn't only mean becoming a part of the industry's famous family of SUVs, but it also implies having the capability to live up to the well-known off-road reputation the brand has long been known for. One way you can help maintain your Hummer H3's off-roading power is to take good care of its radiator, which plays a major role in making sure that the engine continues to work at the right operating temperature. If you want your Hummer H3 radiator to last long, follow these four simple tips:
- Check the coolant level on a regular basis and top it up when necessary.
The radiator should always be filled with coolant, unless there's a leak in the system. You have to consult your owner's manual as it will tell you what the ideal radiator fluid level is in relation to the fill line. You can check the fluid level by locating the radiator fluid overflow reservoir, which is usually mounted at the edge of the engine compartment. The container usually has markings indicating whether the fluid level is low or high.
- Make sure you use the right mixture of coolant/antifreeze and water.
If you found out during your inspection that your radiator needs coolant, then make sure to top it up with the right coolant and water proportion. Check your manual for the specific coolant-to-water ratio that's right for the H3's cooling system. Improper ratio of these elements can lead to water pump damage while the right mixture raises the water's boiling point and helps prevent buildup of rust.
- Flush your radiator periodically.
Periodic flushing of the radiator is a standard part of regular automotive maintenance. This involves completely draining and refilling the cooling system. So if you don't have much knowledge on how to do it right, you'd better let a qualified automotive specialist do it for you. The interval of radiator flushing depends on the type of vehicle, its age and condition, as well as the type of fluid being used in the cooling system. Again, you have to consult your manual for proper flushing frequency and interval. In general, you need to perform flushing as soon as your antifreeze turns cloudy or if your Hummer seems to be running hotter than usual.