Don't be "that car" broken down on the freeway with steam pouring from under the hood.
Don't blame hot weather for your car overheating, your engine gives off heat, a lot of heat, and it’s the radiator along with the rest of the cooling system that keeps 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 corrosion as well.
Signs you 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 system checked over by a professional.
So if your car is showing these signs Come and See the Team at Matlin Auto Repairs.
And we can service your cooling system and flush your radiator. Our fully trained team of experts will perform a radiator flush, using a solution that removes build up. When the cooling system has been cleaned out, the solution is removed 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.
Get a boost in vehicle 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 car's log book will outline how often to service your cooling system, It is mostly recommended that you flush your coolant system every two years or 40,000 km’s depending on which comes first. However, the size of your engine, regional weather, the quality of your current coolant, and the total km's driven can all have an effect on how often you should replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Matlin Auto Repairs, 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 recommended to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
If I don’t get a radiator flush - what happens?
Eventually rust and scale deposits accumulate 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, 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 don't endorse 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 expertly reviewed 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 both children and pets so proper storage is very important – having 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 safely, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.