Nobody's got time to be "that car" stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.
Overheating vehicle's arent just caused by Summer weather, your engine produces a lot of extreme heat and it's the radiator and cooling system that stops 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 corrosion as well.
Do I need a Radiator Flush or Cooling System Service?
Do you notice puddles under your car? Does your temp gauge read hotter than normal? Is your car overheating? Then it is time to have your cooling system inspected.
If you see these signs in your vehicle Come and See the Team at Jackmans Garage.
And we can perform a well deserved service on your radiator and cooling system. Our qualified mechanics will perform a radiator flush, using a solution which is designed to remove any build up. Once the cooling system is clean, the 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 will increase your engines efficiency and life expectancy.
Boost your vehicles performance and power.
Lubricate and protect your water pump.
How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your manufacturer's log book provides recommendations for when your cooling system should be flushed, It is usually advisable that you have your system flushed every two years or 40,000 km's whichever comes first. However, your engine type and size, local weather type, the condition of your existing coolant, and the total distance driven can all affect the need to replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Jackmans Garage, 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 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 don't get a radiator flush or service?
Given time rust and scale deposits accumulate and the whole system becomes clogged and it becomes less effective at cooling and protecting your car. This build up of rust and debris can damage the important parts of your cooling system including your water pump, radiator, hoses and thermostat, this can reduce 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 don't recommend it. Modern vehicles can be complex and mistakes like incomplete flushing or changing the coolant in your vehicle without flushing can stir up even more sediment 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 expertly 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 appealing to your kids and pets so proper storage is very important – letting 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 correctly, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.