Subaru Radiator Repair & Replacement Service Information in Seattle, WA

Radiator Replacement and Repair - Common Services Available at the Carter Subaru Ballard Service Department

Get the repairs you need done to your radiator at Carter Subaru Ballard in Seattle, WA

When your Subaru starts to overheat, you should stop driving the car as soon as possible. A severely overheating engine can sustain catastrophic damage from operating at those high temperatures! Instead, you'll want to have the professionals at Carter Subaru Ballard keep your vehicle running at the right temperature. Often, it's as easy as replacing an old radiator.

Why does my Subaru Radiator need Replacement?

Your engine's cooling system is responsible for pulling heat away from the engine. The engine's rapidly moving pistons and other moving parts generate a tremendous amount of heat - but coolant flowing through and around the engine draws out heat. Once the coolant has absorbed a ton of heat, it flows to the radiator. There, the radiator spreads the coolant out over a huge surface area, and ambient air passes through the front grille of your car and over the radiator as you drive. The motion of the cool outside air over the radiator lowers the temperature of the coolant. Then, it's ready to be recirculated back to the engine to start the process over again.

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Over time, a radiator can become damaged by accidents, clogged by debris and worn out from corrosive elements in the coolant. When this happens, the coolant won't exchange enough heat at the radiator, and your engine will start to overheat.

In many cases, old radiators made of metals like steel and aluminium could be repaired. At Carter Subaru, we always look at the viability of repairing an existing component verses replacing it, to save you money. That said, most modern radiators are plastic and - once they've been damaged or corroded - they'll need to simply be replaced. A modern, plastic radiator should last you up to 10 years or possibly even more! But if it's been that long and your vehicle is starting to show signs of overheating, a fresh radiator might be just what the mechanic ordered.

Schedule your Carter Subaru Ballard Service Visit

To schedule your next service appointment, visit this page right here on our site. Just pick the perfect time for you, and we'll look forward to meeting you and your vehicle then. You can also give us a call to speak with a service advisor about any questions that you might have. Or, just visit our service center at 5201 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107. Walk-ins always welcome!

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Home of the Hassle-Free Service Experience since 1960 - Carter Subaru

Here at Carter Subaru Ballard, we're your partners in caring for and maintaining your Subaru vehicle. A Subaru is truly built to last, and we'll help it last even longer while looking and driving its best. Our factory-trained technicians will use OEM and Subaru-authorized parts to give you the very best possible quality. Reach out to us with all your Subaru service questions and concerns! You'll see that our prices are competitive with local garages and service chains.

  1. Carter Subaru Ballard

    5201 Leary Ave NW
    Seattle, WA 98107

    • Sales: (888) 843-2701

Map Data
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From the South
-I-5 northbound - Take Exit 167 on the left for Mercer Street toward Seattle Center.
-After going through the tunnel move to the right lane, take a RIGHT at the stoplight (Fairview)
-LEFT at the stoplight (Valley St), move to the far right lane.
-RIGHT at the second stoplight (Westlake Ave N), Lake Union should be on your right.
-Follow Westlake and stay in the right lane and take the Fremont Bridge to the right.
-After crossing the draw-span of the bridge take a LEFT at the second stoplight (Fremont Place).
Follow Freemont place for aprox. 1.5 miles which will turn into Leary Ave.  After going under the Ballard bridge the road will bend to the right and Carter Subaru Ballard will be on your left in a couple blocks.

Carter Subaru Ballard

5201 Leary Ave NW
Directions Seattle, WA 98107

  • Sales: (206) 782-7475
  • Service: (877) 835-5240
  • Parts: (877) 884-0162

Service Hours

  • Monday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 08:00am - 05:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
Seattle Subaru Service, Car Repair & Maintenance at Carter Subaru Ballard