You never want to find yourself 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 produces a lot of extreme heat and it’s the radiator and cooling system that keeps 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 corrosion as well.
Do I 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 time to have your cooling system inspected.
If your vehicle is showing these signs Come and See the Team at Harry`s Auto Care.
And we can service your cooling system and flush your radiator. Our fully trained expert mechanics will perform a proper radiator flush, using a fluid designed to clear out any build up. When the cooling system is cleaned, the cleansing fluid is removed and new coolant added, 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.
Boost the performance and power of your engine
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 car's log book will recommend how regularly to flush your radiator system, It is mostly recommended that you flush your radiator coolant every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However, the size of your engine, local weather type, the age of your current 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 Harry`s Auto Care, we offer a full 65 point safety check for free as part of any minor, major or log book service on your vehicle. This includes inspecting the coolant and cooling 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.
If I don’t get a radiator flush - what happens?
Over time rust and scale deposits build up and the whole system becomes congested 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, 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 – Its not something we recommend. Today's vehicles are complex and mistakes like incomplete flushing or changing the coolant in your vehicle without flushing can disturb the sediment and cause blockages in your thermostat or radiator. It's sensible 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 checked by a professional 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 – letting an expert do this job for you means not handling or having dangerous chemicals around your house. Dangerous coolant also needs to be disposed of in the proper manner, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.