You never want to find yourself 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 exists to stop your car, and you, from being damaged by all that heat. The coolant fluid placed in your system also prevents liquids from freezing and protects the system from rust 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 Gejay Automotive.
And we can service your radiator and cooling system properly. Our fully trained expert mechanics will flush your cooling system, using a fluid designed to clear out any build up. Once the cooling system is flushed, the cleansing fluid is removed and fresh 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 run more efficiently and have an increased life expectancy.
Your will increase your engines efficiency and life expectancy.
Overall performance and power in your vehicle will be boosted. \
Your water pump is further protected as it is better lubricated.
How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your car maker's log book will outline how often your cooling system should be flushed, It is commonly suggested that you have your coolant flushed every two years or 40,000 km’s depending on which comes first. However, your engine type and size, regional weather, the quality of your current coolant, and the total distance driven all affect how regular you have to replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Gejay Automotive, we offer 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 necessary to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
If I don’t get a radiator flush - what happens?
With time, rust and scale deposits build up and the whole system becomes jammed up and not so effective at cooling and protecting your car. This build up of rust and debris can damage the many 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 many websites and how to's offering advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – it’s not something we would advise you to do. Today's vehicles can be complex and mistakes like incomplete flushing or changing the coolant in your vehicle without flushing can stir up even more 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 the right type of coolant, 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 smells sweet which can be attractive for children and some pets so proper storage is very important – letting 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 safely, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.