You never want to find yourself stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.
Don't blame hot weather for your car overheating, your engine gets hot, really hot, and it’s the cooling system and radiator that works hard to keep 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?
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 best to have your cooling system checked over by a professional.
If you're noticing these things in your car Come and See the Team at Rawson Motors.
And we will give your radiator and cooling system a well deserved service. Our fully trained team of experts will flush your radiator, using a fluid designed to clear out any build up. Once the cooling system is clean, the solution is removed and coolent replaced, 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 run more efficiently and have an increased life expectancy.
Your engine will run more efficiently and have an increased life expectancy.
Engine performance and power will be boosted.
The water pump will last longer due to better protection and lubrication..
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How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your manufacturer's log book will recomend how regularly to service your cooling system, It is generally suggested that you flush your radiator coolant every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However, your engine size, local weather type, the quality of your existing coolant, and the amount of km's driven all affect how often you should replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Rawson Motors, 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 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 necessary to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I don’t get a radiator flush or service?
Over time rust and scale deposits collect and the whole system becomes jammed up and not so 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, 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 – it’s not something we would advise you to do. Modern vehicles can be complex and mistakes like incomplete flushing or changing the coolant in your vehicle without flushing can stir up even more particles and cause blockages in your thermostat or radiator. It's advisable to have your systems examined regularly by a qualified mechanic, and properly flushed before being refilled with the right type of coolant, the system purged of any air pockets, and then the whole system reviewed 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 smells sweet 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 correctly, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.