Your radiator’s secret enemy: Electrolysis
Did you know a hidden force could be munching away at your car’s radiator like a hungry caterpillar? It’s called electrolysis.
Electrolysis is a sneaky thief that steals metal from your radiator and dumps it into your coolant, where it wreaks havoc. As this metal bandit keeps snatching, your radiator slowly disintegrates, leading to leaks and malfunctions.
Sadly, your warranty won’t be much help if electrolysis is involved. To avoid its wrath, there’s a simple way to test for it using an old-school device: an analogue multimeter.
- Park your car and let everything cool down.
- Grab your trusty analogue multimeter
- Stick the positive lead in the coolant, and the negative lead on the battery.
- Turn on your car’s electrical devices one by one while checking the multimeter’s reading.
Anything above 0.4A spells trouble, and it’s time to deal with this villainous current before it devours your radiator.
It’s a small step to protect your car from a big setback. Don’t let electrolysis take another bite out of your drive.
Take the necessary steps to maintain your vehicle’s cooling system. Your car will thank you for it, and you’ll be able to enjoy a safe and reliable ride for many years. Read more Expert Advice from The Parts Man.