No-one wants to be "that car" broken down on the freeway with steam pouring from under the hood.
If your car is overheating you can't just blame the weather, your engine produces dangerous levels of heat and it’s the radiator and cooling system that stops your car, and you, from being damaged by all that heat. A special fluid called coolant is added to your system which also prevents liquids from freezing and protects the system from rust as well.
Signs you need a Radiator flush or Cooling system service:
Is your car running hotter than normal ? Is Your Car Overheating? Does your car leave puddles where your park? Then 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 D & D Mechanical & 4WD.
And we will give your radiator and cooling system a well deserved service. Our fully trained expert mechanics will perform a proper radiator flush, using a cleansing solution to remove build up. When the cooling system is clean, the solution is drained and fresh new coolant is 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 be more efficient - and it will last a lot longer.
Your engine will be more efficient and have an increased life expectancy.
Boost the performance and power of your engine
The water pump will last longer due to better protection and lubrication..
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How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your manufacturer's log book will recomend how regularly your radiator system should be flushed, It is mostly recommended that you flush your coolant system every two years or 40,000 km’s depending on which comes first. However, the size of your engine, regional weather, the condition of your current coolant, and the total km's driven can all have an effect on how often you should replace the coolant in your radiator.
At D & D Mechanical & 4WD, you can request 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 required to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I don’t get a radiator flush or service?
Eventually rust and scale deposits accumulate and the whole system becomes jammed up and it becomes 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, 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 a lot of websites giving advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – we don't endorse it. Modern vehicles can be 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 sensible to have your systems inspected regularly by a qualified mechanic, and properly flushed before being refilled with the recommended coolant type, 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 smells sweet which can be enticing to both children and pets so proper storage is very important – letting an expert take care of this job 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.