You never want to find yourself broken down on the freeway with steam pouring from under the hood.
Overheating car's arent just caused by hot weather, your engine produces a lot of extreme heat and it’s the radiator and cooling system that stops 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 corrosion as well.
Do I need a Radiator Flush or Cooling System Service?
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 symptoms Come and See the Team at Mortdale Automotive Services.
And we can perform a well deserved service on your radiator and cooling system. Our qualified mechanics will flush your radiator, using a cleansing solution to remove build up. Once the cooling system is flushed, the cleaner is drained and new 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 - and it will last a lot longer.
Your will increase your engines efficiency and life expectancy.
Get a boost in your car's performance and power.
The water pump will last longer due to better protection and lubrication.
How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your car maker's log book makes recommendations for how often to flush your cooling system, It is generally advised that you have your coolant flushed every two years or 40,000 km’s depending on which comes first. However, your engine type and size, local seasons, the age of your existing coolant, and the total distance driven all affect how regular you have to replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Mortdale Automotive Services, we provide at your 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 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 performance of your vehicle.
If I don’t get a radiator flush - what happens?
With Time rust and scale deposits accumulate 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 important 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 you can certainly find plenty of advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – it’s not something we would advise you to do. These days, vehicles are much more complex and mistakes like incomplete flushing or changing the coolant in your vehicle without flushing can disturb the sediment and cause blockages in your thermostat or radiator. It's sensible to have your systems checked 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 has a sweet smell which can be inviting 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 in a safe way, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.