Don't be "that car" broken down on the freeway with steam pouring from under the hood.
Overheating vehicle's arent just caused by hot weather, your engine gives off heat, a lot of heat, and it’s the radiator along with the rest of the cooling system that exists to keep 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 rust and 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 time to have your cooling system inspected by a professional.
If your car is displaying these symptoms Come and See the Team at Blenks Automotive & Performance.
And we can service your cooling system and flush your radiator. Our fully trained team of experts will flush your cooling system, using a solution that removes build up. When the cooling system is clean, 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 be more efficient - and it will last a lot longer.
Your engine will be more efficient and have an increased life expectancy.
Boost the performance and power of your engine
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 recomend how regularly your cooling system should be flushed, It is generally advised that you flush your coolant system 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 current coolant, and the total km's driven can all have an effect on how often you should replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Blenks Automotive & Performance, 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 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 recommended to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
If I don’t get a radiator flush - what happens?
Eventually rust and scale deposits build up and the whole system becomes jammed up 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, reducing the life of those parts and leading to expensive repairs or replacements in the future.
Can I flush the Radiator myself?
Websites and How-To's are around giving advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – we say don't do 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 the specific type of coolant for your car, the system purged of any air pockets, and then the whole system expertly tested 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 inviting to children and 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 a safe way, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.