You can avoid being "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 produces dangerous levels of heat and it’s the radiator along with the rest of the cooling system that works hard to prevent your car, and you, from being damaged by all that heat. There is special fluid called coolant in your system that also prevents liquids from freezing and protects the system from corrosion as well.
How Do I know I need a Radiator Service?
Do you notice puddles under your car? Does your temp gauge read hotter than normal? Is your car overheating? Then it is best to have your cooling system reviewed by an expert.
If your vehicle is showing these symptoms Come and See the Team at Angel Auto Services.
And we can service your cooling system and flush your radiator. Our fully trained and experienced mechanics will perform a proper radiator flush, using a solution that removes build up. When the cooling system is cleaned, the solution 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, reliable and live longer.
Your engine will run more efficiently and have an increased life expectancy.
Boost your vehicles performance and power.
Your water pump is further protected as it is better lubricated..
How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your car's log book provides recommendations for when your radiator should be flushed, It is generally advised that you flush your coolant system every two years or 40,000 km’s depending on which comes first. However, your engine size, local weather type, the age of your current coolant, and the amount of km's driven can all change how often you need to replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Angel Auto Services, at your request we will perform a full 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report 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 required to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I don’t get a radiator flush or service?
Eventually rust and scale deposits accumulate and the whole system becomes congested and it stops being effective at cooling and protecting your car. This build up of rust and debris can damage important components 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 many websites and how to's offering advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – we don't endorse it. 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 checked regularly by a qualified mechanic, and properly flushed before being refilled with the specific type of coolant for your car, the system purged of any air pockets, and then the whole system checked by a professional 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 enticing to animals and children so proper storage is very important – having a trained technician 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.