Nobody's got time to be "that car" broken down on the freeway with steam pouring from under the hood.
It's not just in summer that your car can over heat, your engine can get extremely hot and it’s the radiator along with the rest of the cooling system that exists to stop 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?
If your dashboard shows your car is running hotter than normal, your vehicle is overheating or you are leaving puddles of coolant where ever you park it is time to have your cooling system inspected by a professional.
So if your car is showing these signs Come and See the Team at Brendale Automotive.
And we can perform a well deserved service on your radiator and cooling system. Our fully trained expert mechanics will perform a proper radiator flush, using a solution that removes build up. Once the cooling system is cleaned , the solution is drained and fresh 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 run more efficiently and have an increased life expectancy.
Get a boost in your car's performance and power.
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 manufacturer's log book will recomend how often your radiator should be flushed, It is generally suggested that you flush your coolant system every two years or 40,000 km’s depending on which comes first. However, your engine size, regional weather, the age of your current coolant, and the amount of km's driven can all change how often you need to replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Brendale Automotive, 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 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.
If I don’t get a radiator flush - what happens?
Eventually rust and scale deposits build up and the whole system becomes choked and not as good at cooling and protecting your car. This build up of rust and debris can damage parts 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 you can certainly find plenty of advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – we don't endorse it. Today's vehicles are 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 advisable to have your systems checked 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 is also very sweet smelling which can be enticing to animals and children so proper storage is very important – having a professional 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.