Don't be "that car" stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.
Overheating vehicle's arent just caused by hot weather, your engine can get extremely hot and it’s the cooling system and radiator that prevents your car, and you, from being damaged by all that heat. A coolant fluid in the 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?
As well as an overheating car, a temperature gauge that’s reading hotter than normal or a car leaving puddles behind means 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 Prompt Auto Repairs.
And we can service your cooling system and flush your radiator. Our qualified mechanics will flush your radiator, using a solution which is designed to remove any build up. When the cooling system is cleaned, the solution is drained and fresh 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 will increase your engines efficiency and life expectancy.
Boost your vehicles performance and power.
The water pump will last longer due to better protection and lubrication..
How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your car maker's log book will recomend intervals for when to flush your radiator system, It is usually suggested that you have your system flushed every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However, your engine type and size, local seasons, the condition of your existing coolant, and the total distance driven can all affect the need to replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Prompt Auto Repairs, we provide at your 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 inspecting the coolant and cooling system and the written report will tell you if we feel a radiator flush, coolant replacement or any repairs are advised 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 accumulate and the whole system becomes clogged and it stops being 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?
Websites and How-To's are around giving advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – we don't endorse 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 checked regularly by a qualified mechanic, and properly flushed before being refilled with the specific type of coolant for your car, the system purged of any air pockets, and then the whole system professionally 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 enticing to animals and children so proper storage is very important – letting a trained technician 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.