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Merry christmas from Palmerston Mechanical Centre
Our Palmerston workshop will be closed only for the public holidays over Christmas (25th - 26th of December 2017 and 1st of January 2018) and will open for trading as normal all other days over the Christmas period. Ensure you book in your car service well in advance!  

Nobody's got time to be "that car" stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood.


Overheating car's arent just caused by hot weather, 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 keep your car, and you, from being damaged by all that heat. There is special fluid called coolant in your system that also prevents liquids from freezing and protects the system from corrosion as well.


Signs you need a Radiator flush or Cooling system service:

Do you notice puddles under your car ? Does your temp gauge read hotter than normal ? Is your car overheating? Then it is time to have your cooling system checked out.


If you're noticing these things in your car Come and See the Team at Palmerston Mechanical Centre.

And we can perform a well deserved service on your radiator and cooling system. Our expert technicians will perform a proper radiator flush, using a solution to clean all channels of build up. When the cooling system has been cleaned out , the solution is drained and the system filled with fresh coolant solution, 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 run more efficiently and have an increased life expectancy.
Your engine will be more efficient and have an increased life expectancy.
Boost your car's 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 makes recommendations for how often to service your cooling system, It is mostly recommended that you flush your radiator coolant every two years or 40,000 km’s whichever comes first. However, the size of your engine, local weather type, the age of your current coolant, and the total km's driven can all have an effect on how regular you'll need to replace the coolant in your radiator.


At Palmerston Mechanical Centre, you can request 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 required 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 blocked and it stops being 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, 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 a lot of websites giving advice on how to flush a radiator yourself – we recommend against that. Today's 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 sensible to have your systems checked 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 professionally checked over 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 inviting to children and pets so proper storage is very important – letting a professional do this job 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.



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