No-one wants to be "that car" broken down on the freeway with steam pouring from under the hood.
An overheating car isn't just caused by Summer weather, your engine radiates a lot of extreme heat and it’s the radiator and cooling system that prevents 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.
Do I need a Radiator Flush or Cooling System Service?
Do you notice puddles under your car ? Does your temp gauge read hotter than normal ? Is your car overheating? Then it is time to have your cooling system inspected.
So if your car is showing these signs Come and See the Team at South East Car Care - Sorell.
And we can service your radiator and cooling system properly. Our fully trained and experienced mechanics will flush your cooling system, using a solution that clears the system of build up. When the cooling system is clean, the solution is removed and fresh coolant added, 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 be more efficient and have an increased life expectancy.
Engine performance and power will be boosted.
Lubricate and protect your water pump. .
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How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your car's log book will recommend how regularly your cooling system should be flushed, It is usually suggested that you flush your coolant system every two years or 40,000 km’s depending on which comes first. However, the size of your engine, local weather type, the condition of your current coolant, and the total km's driven can all have an effect on how often you should replace the coolant in your radiator.
At South East Car Care - Sorell, at your request we will perform 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 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.
If I don’t get a radiator flush - what happens?
Eventually rust and scale deposits build up and the whole system becomes congested and not so effective at cooling and protecting your car. This build up of rust and debris can damage components 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 a lot of websites giving advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – we say don't do it! Modern vehicles can be complex and mistakes like incomplete flushing or changing the coolant in your vehicle without flushing can stir up the deposits and cause blockages in your thermostat or radiator. It's sensible to have your systems inspected 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 expertly 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 has a sweet smell which can be appealing to your kids and pets so proper storage is very important – letting a professional handle this task for you means not handling or having dangerous chemicals around your house. Dangerous coolant also needs to be disposed of in the proper manner, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.