Don't 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 gives off heat, a lot of heat, and it’s the cooling system and radiator that does all the work 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.
Do I 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 sytem checked out.
If your vehicle is showing these signs Come and See the Team at Torrisi Automotive.
And we can perform a well deserved service on your radiator and cooling system. Our qualified mechanics will properly flush your radiator, using a solution that removes build up. Once the cooling system is flushed, the cleansing 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 run more efficiently and have an increased life expectancy.
Your engine will run more efficiently and have an increased life expectancy.
Get a boost in your car's performance and power.
The water pump will last longer due to better protection and lubrication..
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How often should I get a coolant system flush?
Your log book will recomend how often your radiator should be flushed, It is mostly suggested that you flush your radiator coolant every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However, your engine size, regional weather, the condition of your existing coolant, and the amount of km's driven all affect how often you should replace the coolant in your radiator.
At Torrisi Automotive, we offer a full 65 point safety check 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 recommended to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
What happens if I postpone a radiator flush?
Over time rust and scale deposits collect and the whole system becomes jammed up and less effective at cooling and protecting your car. This build up of rust and debris can damage parts 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?
Websites and How-To's are around offering advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – we don’t recommend it. Modern 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 wise have your systems inspected 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 tested 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 appealing to your kids and pets so proper storage is very important – having an expert take care of this job 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.