You never want to find yourself broken down on the freeway with steam pouring from under the hood.
Overheating vehicle's arent just caused by hot weather, your engine radiates a lot of extreme heat and it’s the cooling system and radiator that does all the work to prevent your car, and you, from being damaged by all that heat. A fluid called coolant 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:
If your dashboard shows your car is running hotter than normal, your vehicle is overheating 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 symptoms Come and See the Team at Maryborough Service Centre.
And we can service your radiator and cooling system properly. Our fully trained and experienced mechanics will perform a proper radiator flush, using a fluid designed to clear out any build up. Once the cooling system is flushed, 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.
Get a boost in vehicle performance and power.
Your water pump is further protected as it is better lubricated..
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How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your log book provides recommendations for when your radiator should be flushed, It is mostly suggested that you have your coolant flushed every two years or 40,000 km’s depending on which comes first. However, your engine size, local seasons, the quality of your current coolant, and the amount of km's driven can all change how often you need to replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Maryborough Service Centre, we offer 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 advised to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I postpone a radiator flush?
With time rust and scale deposits collect and the whole system becomes blocked and less effective at cooling and protecting your car. This build up of rust and debris can damage important components 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?
Websites and How-To's are around offering advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – we don’t recommend it. Today's vehicles can be complex and mistakes like incomplete flushing or changing the coolant in your vehicle without flushing can cause any deposits to move around more and cause blockages in your thermostat or radiator. It's advisable to have your systems checked 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 reviewed 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 has a sweet smell which can be inviting to 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.