No-one wants to be "that car" broken down on the freeway with steam pouring from under the hood.
Overheating vehicle's arent just caused by Summer weather, your engine gives off heat, a lot of heat, and it’s the cooling system and radiator that exists 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 rust as well.
How Do I know I need a Radiator 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 inspected.
If you're noticing these things in your car Come and See the Team at Lismore Automotive Service.
And we can service your cooling system and flush your radiator. Our fully trained expert mechanics will flush your cooling system, using a fluid designed to clear out any build up. Once the cooling system is cleaned, the cleansing solution is removed and the system filled with new 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 - and it will last a lot longer.
Your will increase your engines efficiency and life expectancy.
Engine performance and power will be boosted.
Lubricate and protect your water pump
How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your car maker's log book will recommend how regularly to flush your radiator system, It is mostly recommended that you flush your coolant system every two years or 40,000 km’s depending on which comes first. However, your engine type and size, regional weather, the age of your current coolant, and the total distance driven all affect how regular you have to replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Lismore Automotive Service, we offer a full 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report 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 collect and the whole system becomes blocked and it becomes less effective at cooling and protecting your car. This build up of rust and debris can damage important components 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 there are many websites and how to's offering advice on how to
flush a radiator yourself – it’s not something we would advise you to
do. These days, vehicles are much more complex and mistakes like
incomplete flushing or changing the coolant in your vehicle without
flushing can push more debris around and cause blockages in your
thermostat or radiator. It's wise have your systems inspected regularly
by a qualified mechanic, and properly flushed before being refilled with
the right type of coolant, the system purged of any air pockets, and
then the whole system tested by a professional 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 enticing to both children and pets so proper storage is very important – having a trained technician 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.