Nobody's got time to be "that car" broken down on the freeway with steam pouring from under the hood.
An overheating car isn't just caused by Summer weather, your engine gives off 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. There is special fluid called coolant in your system that also prevents liquids from freezing and protects the system from corrosion as well.
How Do I know I need a Radiator 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 best to have your cooling sytem checked out.
If your car is displaying these symptoms Come and See the Team at Approved Automotive Services.
And we can service your radiator and cooling system properly. Our expert technicians will flush your radiator, using a solution that removes build up. When the cooling system is clean, the solution 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, reliable and live longer.
Your will increase your engines efficiency and 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 will outline how often your cooling system should be flushed, It is usually suggested that you flush your coolant system every two years or 40,000 km’s depending on which comes first. However, your engine type and size, local weather type, the age of your existing coolant, and the total distance driven all affect how regular you have to replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Approved Automotive Services, you can request a 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 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 it stops being 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, 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 many websites and how to's giving 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 stir up even more particles and cause blockages in your thermostat or radiator. It's wise have your systems inspected regularly by a qualified mechanic, and properly flushed before being refilled with coolant of the right specifications, 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 has a sweet smell which can be appealing to children and pets so proper storage is very important – letting a professional handle this task for you means not handling or having dangerous chemicals around your house. Dangerous coolant also needs to be disposed of in the correct way, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.
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