Cooling Systems

Radiator, cooling system repairs and maintenance 

Cooling Systems

Radiators

Your engine can overheat quickly if your radiator is not working properly.

Before you know it the temperature gauge sky rockets and steam pours out of your bonnet.

The cost of a replacement engine is big dollars that can be easily avoided.

So how can you stop this from happening to you?

Simple. Regular service and maintenance. 

Radiator hoses can crack and split over time. As the hose ages it can cause coolant to leak. It is not uncommon to see some hoses even become disconnected. 

It is advised to have the radiator hoses and clamps checked regularly.

Coolant flushes ensure that your cooling system has fresh coolant.

It also allows the technician to check for any leaks.

If you see any coolant on the ground where you regularly park your car best to bring it in straight away.

A pressure test can be carried out to determine the problem.

However, a replacement radiator may be the solution. 

But it will be substantially less than a whole engine if you continue to drive with a leaky radiator.

Top 3 Cooling System Tips

  1. Let the car cool down first before attempting to remove the radiator cap.
  2. Always use a rag or cloth to protect your hand when opening the radiator cap. 
  3. Turn the cap slowly. If you open the cap too quickly the fluid may erupt from the hot radiator.