You can avoid being "that car" stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.
Overheating vehicle's arent just caused by Summer weather, your engine gets hot, really hot, and it’s the radiator and cooling system that stops 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 as well.
Signs you need a Radiator flush or Cooling system service:
If your vehicle is overheating, your dashboard shows your car is running hotter than normal or you are leaving puddles of coolant where ever you park it is time to have your cooling system checked out.
If your vehicle is showing these signs Come and See the Team at Kogarah Bay Automotive.
And we will give your radiator and cooling system a well deserved service. Our expert technicians will flush your cooling system, using a cleansing solution to remove build up. After the cooling system is flushed through, the solution is drained 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 - and it will last a lot longer.
Your engine will be more efficient and have an increased life expectancy.
Boost the performance and power of your engine
The water pump will last longer due to better protection and lubrication.
How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your log book will recommend how regularly your radiator should be flushed, 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, local weather type, the condition 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 Kogarah Bay Automotive, 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 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 recommended to maintain the performance of your vehicle.
If I don’t get a radiator flush - what happens?
Over time rust and scale deposits accumulate and the whole system becomes blocked and not as good 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, affecting the lifespan 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 places offering advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – we don't endorse it. Modern 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 sensible to 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 professionally checked over 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 your kids and pets so proper storage is very important – letting a professional do this job for you means not handling or having dangerous chemicals around your house. Dangerous coolant also needs to be disposed of in the correct way, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.