You can avoid being "that car" stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.
Don't blame hot weather for your car overheating, your engine gives off heat, a lot of heat, and it’s the radiator along with the rest of the cooling system that works hard to prevent 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:
As well as an overheating car, a temperature gauge that’s reading hotter than normal or a car leaving puddles behind means it is best to have your cooling sytem checked out.
If your vehicle is showing these signs Come and See the Team at J & F Motors Pty Ltd.
And we can service your cooling system and flush your radiator. Our fully trained team of experts will flush your radiator, using a cleansing solution to remove build up. When the cooling system has been cleaned out , the cleansing fluid 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 be more efficient, reliable and live longer.
Your engine will be more efficient and have an increased 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 vehicle's log book will recommend how regularly to flush your cooling system, It is usually suggested that you have your system flushed every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However, the size of your engine, regional weather, the age of your existing 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 J & F Motors Pty Ltd, at your request we will perform 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 necessary to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
If I don’t get a radiator flush - what happens?
Given time rust and scale deposits accumulate and the whole system becomes clogged and not so 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, affecting the lifespan 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! Today's vehicles are 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 examined 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 checked over 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 enticing to both children and pets so proper storage is very important – letting a professional do this job for you 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.