No-one wants to be "that car" stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.
An overheating car isn't just caused by Summer weather, your engine gets hot, really hot, and it’s the radiator and cooling system that works hard 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 rust as well.
Do I need a Radiator Flush or Cooling System Service?
If your vehicle is overheating, your dashboard shows your car is running hotter than normal or you are leaving puddles of coolant where ever you park it is best to have your cooling system reviewed by an expert.
If your car is displaying these symptoms Come and See the Team at Blackwood Dyno Tune & Service.
And we can service your cooling system and flush your radiator. Our fully trained expert mechanics will perform a proper radiator flush, using a fluid designed to clear out any build up. When the cooling system is cleaned, the cleansing fluid is removed and fresh coolant 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 run more efficiently 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..
How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your log book provides an outline for how often your cooling system should be flushed. It is generally suggested that you have your system flushed every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However, your engine size, regional weather, the condition of your current coolant, and the amount of km's driven all affect how often you should replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Blackwood Dyno Tune & Service, 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 advised to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I postpone a radiator flush?
Given time rust and scale deposits build up and the whole system becomes congested 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, reducing the life 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 recommend it. Today's 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 best to have your systems inspected regularly by a qualified mechanic, and properly flushed before being refilled with coolant of the right specifications, 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 smells sweet which can be enticing to animals and children so proper storage is very important – having 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 safely, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.