No-one wants to be "that car" stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.
Overheating car's arent just caused by hot weather, your engine can get extremely hot and it’s the cooling system and radiator that does all the work to keep your car, and you, from being damaged by all that heat. The coolant fluid placed in your system also prevents liquids from freezing and protects the system from rust and corrosion as well.
Does my Car Need a Radiator Flush?
Is your car running hotter than normal ? Is Your Car Overheating? Does your car leave puddles where your park? Then it is time to have your cooling system inspected by a professional.
If you're noticing these things in your car Come and See the Team at Southern Highlands Service Centre.
And we will give your radiator and cooling system a well deserved service. Our fully trained expert mechanics will flush your radiator, using a solution to clean all channels of build up. When the cooling system is clean, the cleansing fluid is removed and the system filled with new coolant solution, 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 run more efficiently and have an increased life expectancy.
Your engine will be more efficient and have an increased life expectancy.
Boost the performance and power of your engine
Your water pump is further protected as it is better lubricated.
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How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your log book will recommend how often to service your cooling system, It is usually advisable that you flush your radiator coolant every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However, the size of your engine, regional weather, the quality of your current coolant, and the total km's driven can all have an effect on how regular you'll need to replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Southern Highlands Service Centre, you can request a full 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report for free as part of any minor, major or log book service on your vehicle. This includes checking 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 advised to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I don’t get a radiator flush or service?
Over time rust and scale deposits build up and the whole system becomes choked and it stops being effective at cooling and protecting your car. This build up of rust and debris can damage the many parts of your cooling system including your water pump, radiator, hoses and thermostat, this can reduce the lifespan 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 giving advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – Its not something we recommend. 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 advisable to have your systems checked regularly by a qualified mechanic, and properly flushed before being refilled with coolant of the right specifications, the system purged of any air pockets, and then the whole system tested by a professional 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 has a sweet smell which can be inviting to children and pets so proper storage is very important – letting a trained technician take care of this job means not handling or having dangerous chemicals around your house. Dangerous coolant also needs to be disposed of correctly, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.