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Nobody's got time to be "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 radiator and cooling system that exists to stop your car, and you, from being damaged by all that heat. A coolant fluid in the system also prevents liquids from freezing and protects the system from rust and corrosion as well.
Signs you need a Radiator flush or Cooling system service:
As well as an overheating car, a temperature gauge that’s reading hotter than normal or a car leaving puddles behind means it is time to have your cooling system inspected.
If your car is displaying these symptoms Come and See the Team at Duffy's Automotive Tamworth.
And we can service your cooling system and flush your radiator. Our expert technicians will perform a proper radiator flush, using a solution which is designed to remove any build up. When the cooling system is clean, the cleansing 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 be more efficient - and it will last a lot longer.
Your engine will run more efficiently and have an increased life expectancy.
Boost your vehicles performance and power.
Your water pump is further protected as it is better lubricated..
How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your manufacturer's log book will recommend how often to service your cooling system, It is generally advised 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 age of your existing coolant, and the amount of km's driven all affect how often you should replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Duffy's Automotive Tamworth, you can 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 performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I don’t get a radiator flush or service?
Over time rust and scale deposits build up 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 components of your cooling system including your water pump, radiator, hoses and thermostat, reducing the life 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 – Its not something we recommend. These days, vehicles are much more 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 best to have your systems inspected 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 checked over 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 enticing to both children and pets so proper storage is very important – having 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 a safe way, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.