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 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. A coolant fluid in the system also prevents liquids from freezing and protects the system from rust as well.
Do I 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 best to have your cooling sytem checked out.
If you're noticing these things in your car Come and See the Team at Hervey Bay Service Centre.
And we will give your radiator and cooling system a well deserved service. Our expert technicians will perform a radiator flush, using a solution which is designed to remove any build up. After the cooling system is flushed through, 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 run more efficiently and have an increased life expectancy.
Your engine will be more efficient and have an increased life expectancy.
Boost your vehicles performance and power.
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 log book makes recommendations for how often to flush your radiator system, It is commonly suggested that you have your coolant flushed 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 existing coolant, and the total km's driven can all have an effect on how often you should replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Hervey Bay Service Centre, 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 recommended to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I postpone a radiator flush?
With Time rust and scale deposits build up and the whole system becomes jammed up and not as good 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 – 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 cause any deposits to move around more and cause blockages in your thermostat or radiator. It's wise have your systems examined 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 expertly 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 is also very sweet smelling which can be enticing to animals and children so proper storage is very important – letting a professional take care of this job means not handling or having dangerous chemicals around your house. Dangerous coolant also needs to be disposed of in the correct way, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.