You never want to find yourself stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.
An overheating car isn't only caused by Summer weather, your engine radiates a lot of extreme heat and it’s the radiator and cooling system that keeps your car, and you, from being damaged by all that heat. There is special fluid called coolant in your system that also prevents liquids from freezing and protects the system from rust and corrosion as well.
Do I need a Radiator Flush or Cooling System Service?
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 your vehicle is showing these symptoms Come and See the Team at Chris`s Mechanical.
And we can service your radiator and cooling system properly. Our fully trained team of experts will properly flush your radiator, using a solution which is designed to remove any build up. When the cooling system is cleaned, the solution is emptied and the system filled with fresh 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 be more efficient, reliable and live longer.
Your engine will run more efficiently and have an increased life expectancy.
Overall performance and power in your vehicle will be boosted.
Lubricate and protect your water pump. .
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How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your log book will recomend intervals for when to service your cooling system, It is commonly suggested that you have your system flushed every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However, your engine size, regional weather, the age of your current coolant, and the amount of km's driven all affect how often you should replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Chris`s Mechanical, we provide at your request a full 65 point safety check 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 necessary to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I postpone a radiator flush?
Given time rust and scale deposits build up and the whole system becomes choked and not as good at cooling and protecting your car. This build up of rust and debris can damage 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 giving advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – we recommend against that. These days, vehicles are much more complex and mistakes like incomplete flushing or changing the coolant in your vehicle without flushing can cause any deposits to move around more and cause blockages in your thermostat or radiator. It's wise have your systems inspected regularly by a qualified mechanic, and properly flushed before being refilled with the recommended coolant type, the system purged of any air pockets, and then the whole system checked 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 smells sweet which can be appealing to children and pets so proper storage is very important – having a trained technician take care of this task 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.