No-one wants to be "that car" stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.
Overheating vehicle's arent just caused by hot weather, your engine produces a lot of extreme heat and it’s the radiator and cooling system that keeps 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 corrosion as well.
How Do I know I need a Radiator Service?
Is your car running hotter than normal ? Is Your Car Overheating? Does your car leave puddles where your park? Then it is time to have your cooling system inspected by a professional.
If you're noticing these things in your car Come and See the Team at KATS Automotive Services.
And we can service your cooling system and flush your radiator. Our fully trained and experienced mechanics will flush your radiator, using a fluid designed to clear out any build up. When the cooling system is clean, the cleansing solution is removed and coolent replaced, 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 will increase your engines efficiency and life expectancy.
Boost the performance and power of your engine
Lubricate and protect your water pump. .
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How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your car maker's log book will recommend how often to flush your radiator system, It is mostly suggested that you flush your radiator coolant every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However, your engine type and size, local weather type, the condition of your current coolant, and the total distance driven can all affect the need to replace the coolant in your radiator.
At KATS Automotive Services, 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 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 advised to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I postpone a radiator flush?
Over time rust and scale deposits build up and the whole system becomes clogged and not so 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, this can reduce the lifespan 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 – Its not something we recommend. Today's vehicles can be 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 wise have your systems examined 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 reviewed 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 attractive to children and pets so proper storage is very important – having a trained technician do this job 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.