You can avoid being "that car" stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.
Hot weather isn't the only reason your car can overheat, your engine radiates a lot of extreme heat and it’s the cooling system and radiator that works hard to prevent your car, and you, from being damaged by all that heat. A special fluid called coolant is added to your system which also prevents liquids from freezing and protects the system from rust and corrosion as well.
Does my Car Need a Radiator Flush?
Do you notice puddles under your car ? Does your temp gauge read hotter than normal ? Is your car overheating? Then it is best to have your cooling system checked over by a professional.
If your vehicle is showing these signs Come and See the Team at Carrington Street Auto Repairs.
And we can service your radiator and cooling system properly. Our expert technicians will perform a radiator flush, using a fluid designed to clear out any build up. Once the cooling system is clean, the cleansing fluid is removed and fresh coolant is 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.
Boost your car's performance and power.
Lubricate and protect your water pump. .
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How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your vehicle's log book provides an outline for how often to flush 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, your engine type and size, local seasons, the age of your current coolant, and the total distance driven can all affect the need to replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Carrington Street Auto Repairs, you can request a full 65 point safety check for free as part of any minor, major or log book service on your vehicle. This includes inspecting the coolant and cooling 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.
If I don’t get a radiator flush - what happens?
Over time rust and scale deposits collect and the whole system becomes congested and it stops being 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, this can reduce the lifespan of those parts and leading to expensive repairs or replacements in the future.
Can I flush the Radiator myself?
Websites and How-To's are around giving advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – we recommend against that. Today's vehicles can be 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 inspected 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 an expert 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 is also very sweet smelling which can be inviting to children and pets so proper storage is very important – letting an expert 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.