Is your car your most prized possession? Don’t you just love those Sunday mornings when you can devote a couple of hours to washing and cleaning your car from the outside and the inside? There’s only so far you can go, though.
Some car parts just don’t get enough attention, although they perform very important tasks.
When is the last time you checked your radiator for leaks?
And what about your fuel lines and the fuel injector system?
Important Components Under the Hood
No, they’re not there just to fill up some space under the hood.
Here’s what they do to ensure your car runs smoothly:
- Radiator: in simple terms, the radiator is one of the components that help to keep the temperature of your engine in check. In other words, it prevents your car from overheating by cooling off liquid passed off from the engine.
- Fuel injector: brings fuel to the engine’s combustion chamber. The resulting explosion is the source of energy that drives your car forward (no pun intended).
How to Clean Your Radiator and Fuel Injector
You don’t have to be a mechanic (or even visit one) if you’d like to clean or maintain your radiator or fuel injector.
How to do it yourself
Add these inexpensive car accessories to your garage and improve the longevity and performance of your car:
- Radiator stop leak: these liquids are usually designed to either prevent leaks entirely (you should use them before any problems appear) or to help with deal with smaller, slower leaks. Add some stop-leak directly to your radiator and follow product instructions for best results.
- Fuel injector cleaner: these products work to clean the injector lines and fuel injectors in your car and help you minimize a host of problems, such as poor performance and increased fuel consumption. Add to an almost empty gas tank and top off with gas.
How to Use Radiator Stop Leak
You may be wondering what’s the best cleaner for your fuel injector or how to choose the right stop-leak.
With today’s superb product formulations, this shouldn’t be that much of a concern, but here are some tips on how to actually use a stop-leak product the right way:
- Compatibility with other products: radiator stop leaks are often mixed with other liquid agents, such as coolant or antifreeze. To be 100% sure they go together, always read the product description and instructions.
- A little warm-up goes a long way: idle your car for 20 minutes before adding stop-leak liquid to your engine. This will ensure the product works better.
- Don’t drive your car: after you added the stop-leak, don’t drive your car for a while (it would be ideal if you could leave it to sit overnight). This will give the liquid enough time to work its magic and form a seal to prevent any leaks you’re experiencing. Starting your car too soon may make this process less successful.
Check out the Top List of Best Radiator Stop Leaks on beyourcar.com for information on 10 top-quality products in 2020!