Don't be "that car" stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.
An overheating car isn't only caused by Summer weather, your engine can get extremely hot and it’s the radiator along with the rest of the cooling system that works hard to keep your car, and you, from being damaged by all that heat. The coolant fluid placed in your system also prevents liquids from freezing and protects the system from corrosion as well.
Does my Car Need a Radiator Flush?
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 checked out.
If you see these signs in your vehicle Come and See the Team at Combined Automotive Services.
And we can service your radiator and cooling system properly. Our expert technicians will perform a proper radiator flush, using a fluid designed to clear out any build up. When the cooling system is clean, the cleaner is drained 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 be more efficient, reliable and live longer.
Your will increase your engines efficiency and life expectancy.
Overall performance and power in your vehicle will be boosted.
Lubricate and protect your water pump. .
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How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your car maker's log book provides recommendations for when to flush your radiator system, It is generally suggested that you have your system flushed every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However, your engine type and size, regional weather, the condition of your current coolant, and the total distance driven can all affect the need to replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Combined Automotive Services, you can request a full 65 point safety check for free as part of any minor, major or log book service on your vehicle. This includes checking 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 recommended to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I postpone a radiator flush?
Given time rust and scale deposits build up and the whole system becomes clogged and 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. These days, vehicles are much more 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 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 has a sweet smell which can be attractive for children and some pets so proper storage is very important – letting a trained technician take care of this job 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.