Don't be "that car" stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.
Overheating vehicle's arent just caused by Summer weather, your engine gives off a lot of extreme heat and it’s the cooling system and radiator that exists to stop your car, and you, from being damaged by all that heat. A coolant fluid in the system also prevents liquids from freezing and protects the system from rust and corrosion as well.
Does my Car Need a Radiator Flush?
If your dashboard shows your car is running hotter than normal, your vehicle is overheating or you are leaving puddles of coolant where ever you park it is time to have your cooling system inspected by a professional.
If your vehicle is showing these signs Come and See the Team at Autocare Mount Gambier.
And we can service your cooling system and flush your radiator. Our expert technicians will flush your radiator, using a solution to clean all channels of build up. When the cooling system is cleaned, the cleansing solution is removed and coolent replaced, your car's cooling system will be running like a dream: a radiator flush might be just what your car needs to bring it back to peak performance.
What are the benefits of a Radiator Flush.
Your radiator will be more efficient - and it will last a lot longer.
Your will increase your engines efficiency and life expectancy.
Boost your car's performance and power.
Lubricate and protect your water pump.
How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your vehicle's log book will recommend how often to flush your cooling system, It is generally advised that you flush your radiator coolant every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However, your engine type and size, local seasons, the quality of your current coolant, and the total distance driven can all affect the need to replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Autocare Mount Gambier, we provide at your request a full 65 Point Vehicle Inspection for free as part of any minor, major or log book service on your vehicle. This includes inspecting the level and condition of coolant in your system and the written report will tell you if we feel a radiator flush, coolant replacement or any repairs are required to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I postpone a radiator flush?
Over time rust and scale deposits accumulate and the whole system becomes choked and not so effective at cooling and protecting your car. This build up of rust and debris can damage the important parts of your cooling system including your water pump, radiator, hoses and thermostat, reducing the life of those parts and leading to expensive repairs or replacements in the future.
Can I flush the Radiator myself?
While there are many websites and how to's offering advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – we advise against it. Today's vehicles are complex and mistakes like incomplete flushing or changing the coolant in your vehicle without flushing can cause more particles to move around and cause blockages in your thermostat or radiator. It's best to have your systems examined regularly by a qualified mechanic, and properly flushed before being refilled with the specific type of coolant for your car, the system purged of any air pockets, and then the whole system professionally tested again to ensure full working order and to prevent any costly breakdowns in the future.
Radiator coolant is toxic and needs to be handled very carefully. It smells sweet which can be attractive to children and pets so proper storage is very important – having an expert do this job for you means not handling or having dangerous chemicals around your house. Dangerous coolant also needs to be disposed of safely, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.