Don't be "that car" stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.
Overheating car's arent just caused by hot weather, your engine gets hot, really hot, and it’s the radiator and cooling system that does all the work to keep 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 corrosion as well.
Signs you 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 best to have your cooling system checked over by a professional.
If your vehicle is showing these symptoms Come and See the Team at De Jonge Mechanical Pty Ltd.
And we will give your radiator and cooling system a well deserved service. Our qualified mechanics will perform a proper radiator flush, using a solution which is designed to remove any build up. When the cooling system has been cleaned out , the solution is emptied 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, reliable and live longer.
Your engine will be more efficient and have an increased life expectancy.
Boost the performance and power of your engine
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 provides recommendations for when your radiator system should be flushed, It is commonly suggested that you flush your radiator coolant every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However, the size of your engine, local seasons, the condition of your existing coolant, and the total km's driven can all have an effect on how regular you'll need to replace the coolant in your radiator.
At De Jonge Mechanical Pty Ltd, at your request we will perform a full 65 point safety check 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?
Over time rust and scale deposits accumulate and the whole system becomes choked and it becomes less effective 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, 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 places offering advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – we say don't do it! These days, vehicles are much more complex and mistakes like incomplete flushing or changing the coolant in your vehicle without flushing can stir up the deposits 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 professionally checked over 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 children and pets so proper storage is very important – letting a professional 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.