You can avoid being "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 gives off a lot of extreme heat and it’s the radiator along with the rest of the cooling system that exists to stop 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.
Does my Car Need a Radiator Flush?
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 time to have your cooling system inspected.
If your car is displaying these symptoms Come and See the Team at Clem Camage Motors.
And we will give your radiator and cooling system a well deserved service. Our expert technicians will flush your cooling system, using a cleansing solution to remove build up. Once the cooling system is cleaned, 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 - and it will last a lot longer.
Your engine will be more efficient and have an increased life expectancy.
Overall performance and power in your vehicle will be boosted.
Lubricate and protect your water pump.
How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your car's log book provides an outline for how often your radiator should be flushed, It is generally 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 weather type, 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 Clem Camage Motors, 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 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 required to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
If I don’t get a radiator flush - what happens?
Over time rust and scale deposits collect 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, 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 recommend it. Today's vehicles are 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 right type of coolant, the system purged of any air pockets, and then the whole system tested by an expert 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 – letting a professional take care of this task 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.