You never want to find yourself broken down on the freeway with steam pouring from under the hood.
Overheating car's arent just caused by hot weather, your engine produces a lot of extreme heat and it’s the radiator along with the rest of the cooling system that works hard to prevent 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.
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.
So if your car is showing these signs Come and See the Team at Schwarz Motor Repairs.
And we can service your cooling system and flush your radiator. Our qualified mechanics will perform a proper radiator flush, using a solution that removes build up. After the cooling system is flushed through, the cleansing solution is removed and the system filled with fresh 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 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 your car's performance and power.
- Lubricate and protect your water pump.
How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your car maker's log book makes recommendations for how often to service your cooling system, It is usually advisable that you have your coolant flushed every two years or 40,000 km’s depending on which comes first. However, the size of your engine, regional weather, the age of your existing coolant, and the total km's driven can all have an effect on how often you should replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Schwarz Motor Repairs, 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 necessary to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I postpone a radiator flush?
With Time rust and scale deposits build up and the whole system becomes blocked and less 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, affecting 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 cause more particles to move around and cause blockages in your thermostat or radiator. It's sensible to 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 smells sweet which can be attractive to children and pets so proper storage is very important – letting 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 correctly, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.