You can avoid being "that car" broken down on the freeway with steam pouring from under the hood.
Hot weather isn't the only reason your car can overheat, your engine gets hot, really hot, and it’s the cooling system and radiator that exists to stop 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:
Is your car running hotter than normal? Is Your Car Overheating? Does your car leave puddles where your park? Then it is best to have your cooling system checked over by a professional.
If you see these signs in your vehicle Come and See the Team at Pacific Garage.
And we will give your radiator and cooling system a well deserved service. Our qualified mechanics will properly flush your radiator, using a solution that removes build up. Once the cooling system is flushed, the cleansing solution 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 run more efficiently and have an increased life expectancy.
Your engine will be more efficient and have an increased life expectancy.
Get a boost in vehicle performance and power.
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 provides an outline for how often to flush your radiator system, It is commonly 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, regional weather, 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 Pacific Garage, 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 inspecting 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 necessary to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I postpone a radiator flush?
Eventually rust and scale deposits build up and the whole system becomes clogged and less effective 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, 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 there are a lot of places offering advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – we advise against it. Today's vehicles can be complex and mistakes like incomplete flushing or changing the coolant in your vehicle without flushing can push more debris around 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 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 children and pets so proper storage is very important – having an expert take care of this job 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.