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Radiator Flush

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Nobody's got time to be "that car" broken down on the freeway with steam pouring from under the hood.

Overheating car's arent just caused by hot weather, your engine gets hot, really hot, and it’s the radiator and cooling system that works hard to keep 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 reviewed by an expert.

If your vehicle is showing these symptoms Come and See the Team at Auto Care Ocean Grove.

And we can service your radiator and cooling system properly. Our fully trained team of experts will perform a radiator flush, using a fluid designed to clear out any build up. After the cooling system is flushed through, 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.

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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.
Get a boost in vehicle performance and power.
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 provides recommendations for when 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 existing coolant, and the total distance driven all affect how regular you have to replace the coolant in your radiator.

At Auto Care Ocean Grove, 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 required to maintain the performance of your vehicle.

What happens if I don’t get a radiator flush or service?

With Time rust and scale deposits collect and the whole system becomes choked 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?

Websites and How-To's are around offering advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – we say don't do it! Modern vehicles can be complex and mistakes like incomplete flushing or changing the coolant in your vehicle without flushing can push more debris around and cause blockages in your thermostat or radiator. It's best to have your systems examined 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 has a sweet smell which can be appealing to children and pets so proper storage is very important – having a professional handle this task for you means not handling or having dangerous chemicals around your house. Dangerous coolant also needs to be disposed of in a safe way, professional workshops can have the coolant recycled or properly disposed of to save the environment.

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