Nobody's got time to be "that car" stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.
Overheating car's arent just caused by hot weather, your engine gives off heat, a lot of 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 as well.
Does my Car Need a Radiator Flush?
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 sytem checked out.
If your vehicle is showing these symptoms Come and See the Team at Highton Automotive Services.
And we can perform a well deserved service on your radiator and cooling system. Our qualified mechanics will perform a proper radiator flush, using a solution which is designed to remove any build up. After the cooling system is flushed through, the cleansing fluid is removed and the system filled with new 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
Lubricate and protect your water pump.
How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your car's log book makes recommendations for how often to flush your cooling system, It is generally suggested that you have your system flushed every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However, the size of your engine, local weather type, the quality of your existing 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 Highton 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 required to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I postpone a radiator flush?
Given time rust and scale deposits build up and the whole system becomes choked and not as good 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 – 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 cause more particles to move around and cause blockages in your thermostat or radiator. It's best to have your systems checked regularly by a qualified mechanic, and properly flushed before being refilled with the specific type of coolant for your car, 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 is also very sweet smelling which can be attractive to children and pets so proper storage is very important – having a professional 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.