Servicing: Elk Grove Village / Schaumburg

Itasca, Wood Dale, Hoffman Estates, Addison, Roselle, Arlington Hts.

5 Min South of Woodfield Mall

1051 Bonaventure Dr Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3277

Hours open: M-F 8:00-5:30 Sat 8:00-1:00

1-(847) 891-7787

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Servicing: Plainfield/Naperville

Aurora, Bolingbrook, Oswego

5 Minutes South of Fox Valley Mall

25449 W Ruff st.Plainfield IL 60585

Hours open: M-f 7:00-5:00 closed Saturday

Wolfs Crossing Coming from the east has been rerouted …NOW you enter off of 95th street. There is a new stop light one block West of 248th street.

1-(630) 922-7307

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Schaumburg, Itasca, Elk Grove Village, Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora Radiator Repair center

When your radiator is not working properly, your engine will not cool properly. This not only harms performance of your vehicle, but can cause major damage. We know that a leak in your radiator can turn a messy situation into a major repair for your vehicle. Your radiator is one of your vehicle's most vital components. The radiator displaces heat caused by your engine in order to keep the engine cool and running correctly. This is how a radiator works:


The Coolant Process:

Ethylene glycol, better known as anti-freeze, is the neon green liquid that flows from your engine and then through your radiator to cool it. The liquid is able to cool by passing through tubes inside of the radiator. As the liquid passes through these tubes, the heat from the liquid is displaced by the tubes and small "fins" connecting the tubes of the radiator. The liquid flows through these fins and tubes and the surrounding air is warmed by the displacement of heat. The liquid's heat is lost by allowing the radiator's assembly to "radiate" the heat caused by the liquid into the air. A fan pushes that hot air away from the radiator. Air heats up fast, so replacing the warm air around the radiator with cool air is extremely important. When the coolant finally exits the tube and fin assembly of the radiator, it has been sufficiently cooled and passes through the engine again.


Why should I fix a leak in my radiator?

The first thing that our team of professionals will tell you is that it is best to keep your engine running cool as to allow the engine to run more cleanly and efficiently. This in turn will allow your engine to last as long as possible and keep it safe from abnormal wear and tear. If that leak is not fixed properly as soon as possible, your engine may overheat causing very costly damage including:


  1. A blown out top header
  2. Destruction of your radiator entirely
  3. Cracking or blowing out the engine's head gasket
  4. Total engine seizure

Our friendly auto care professionals will repair your radiator, when possible, and get you back on the road with confidence. We want to make sure your radiator will keep your engine at the optimal temperature so you can avoid a much more costly visit to our shop. Contact us today to set up an appointment or request a quote for radiator service!


Performance Auto Center is a Owner Operated located in two locations ELK GROVE VILLAGE, / SCHAUMBURG and Plainfield / Naperville area. At Performance Auto Center, we guarantee Auto Service, Auto Repair, Truck Service, Truck Repair and all Automotive Maintenance. Founded over 25 years ago with one goal in mind: Providing Honest, courteous, professional customer service and workmanship. We offer same day service to residents of the Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Itasca, Schaumburg, Wood Dale, Naperville Plainfield Bolingbrook and Aurora region... both locations conveniently located either 5 minutes south of Woodfield Mall or 5 minutes south of Fox Valley Mall.

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