You never want to find yourself stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.
Hot weather isn't the only reason your car can overheat, your engine gives off a lot of extreme heat and it’s the radiator along with the rest of the cooling system that stops 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 and corrosion as well.
Do I need a Radiator Flush or Cooling System Service?
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 time to have your cooling system inspected.
If you're noticing these things in your car Come and See the Team at Hycraft Automotive.
And we can service your radiator and cooling system properly. Our fully trained team of experts will perform a proper radiator flush, using a cleansing solution to remove build up. When the cooling system is clean, the solution 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 run more efficiently and have an increased life expectancy.
Your engine will run more efficiently and have an increased life expectancy.
Overall performance and power in your vehicle will be boosted.
Your water pump is further protected as it is better lubricated..
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How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your car maker's log book will recomend how often your radiator system should be flushed, It is usually advisable that you have your system flushed every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However, your engine size, local seasons, the quality of your current coolant, and the amount of km's driven all affect how often you should replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Hycraft Automotive, 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 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?
Given time rust and scale deposits build up and the whole system becomes blocked and not as good 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, reducing the life of those parts and leading to expensive repairs or replacements in the future.
Can I flush the Radiator myself?
While you can certainly find plenty of advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – Its not something we recommend. 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 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 tested 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 appealing to your kids and pets so proper storage is very important – letting a trained technician handle this task for you 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.