Cooling System Service
Car Radiator Flushing
Don't be that car, stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood!
It's not just in summer that your car can overheat, your engine produces a lot of extreme heat and it’s the radiator and cooling system that does all the work to keep it, and you, from being damaged by all that heat. The special fluids in your system also prevent the liquids from freezing and protect the system from rust.
Signs you need a Radiator flush or Cooling system service
If your vehicle is overheating, your dashboard shows your car is running hotter than normal or you are leaving puddles of coolant where ever you park, it is time to have your cooling system checked out.
So if your car is showing these signs - Come and See the Team at Neil Corstorphan Motors and we will give your radiator and cooling system a well deserved service. Our fully trained and experienced mechanics will flush your radiator, using a solution to clean all channels of build up. When the cooling system is clean, the solution is drained and the 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. Call us for a free estimate today or use our handy online booking form.
Benefits of a Radiator Flush
• Your radiator will run more efficiently and increase life expectancy.
• Your engine will run more efficiently and increase life expectancy.
• Prevents rust and corrosion building up in all metal parts of the engine.
• Get a boost in vehicle performance and power.
• Your water pump is further protected as it is better lubricated.
How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your manufacturer's log book makes recommendations for how often your cooling system should be flushed, It is recommended that you flush your radiator coolant fluid every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However your engine size, your local weather type, the age of your current coolant, and the total distance driven can all affect the need to replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Neil Corstorphan Motors, you can request a full 65 point safety check for free as part of any minor, major or log book service on your vehicle. Part of this safety check includes checking the level and condition of coolant in your system and the written report will advise you if we feel a radiator flush, coolant replacement or any repairs are required to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I don’t get a radiator flush or service?
Over time rust and scale deposits build up within the coolant fluids and the whole system becomes congested and less effective at cooling and protecting your car. This build up of rust and debris can damage the many parts of your cooling system including your water pump, radiator, hoses and thermostat, reducing the life of many parts and leading to expensive repairs or replacements.
Can I flush the Radiator myself?
While there are many websites and how to's giving advice on how to flush a radiator – we don’t recommend it. Today's vehicles are complex, things like incomplete flushing or changing of the coolant in your vehicle can stir up even more sediment and cause blockages in your thermostat or radiator. It's wise to have your systems completely tested, serviced, and properly flushed before being refilled with coolant of the right specifications, the system purged of any air pockets/bubbles, and the whole system professionally checked over 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 take care of this job means not having dangerous chemicals around your house. It also needs to be disposed of in the proper manner, professional workshops have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment. Call us today or make an appointment online!