No-one wants to be "that car" stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.
An overheating car isn't only caused by Summer weather, your engine can get extremely hot and it’s the radiator along with the rest of the cooling system that prevents 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 as well.
Does my Car Need a Radiator Flush?
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 best to have your cooling system reviewed by an expert.
If your vehicle is showing these signs Come and See the Team at Orient Street Motors.
And we can service your cooling system and flush your radiator. Our fully trained and experienced mechanics will flush your radiator, using a solution which is designed to remove any build up. Once the cooling system is clean, the cleaner is drained and coolent replaced, 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.
Lubricate and protect your water pump. .
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How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your car maker's log book provides an outline for how often your cooling system should be flushed, It is mostly recommended that you flush your radiator coolant every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However, your engine size, regional weather, the age of your existing coolant, and the amount of km's driven all affect how often you should replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Orient Street 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. 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 required to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I postpone a radiator flush?
Over time rust and scale deposits collect and the whole system becomes clogged and less effective 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, 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 don’t recommend it. Today's vehicles are complex and mistakes like incomplete flushing or changing the coolant in your vehicle without flushing can disturb the sediment and cause blockages in your thermostat or radiator. It's advisable to 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 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 is also very sweet smelling which can be attractive for children and some pets so proper storage is very important – letting a professional take care of this task means not handling or having dangerous chemicals around your house. Dangerous coolant also needs to be disposed of in the proper manner, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.