October 1, 2015

Prevent Engine Failure with Radiator Maintenance

It can be a real hassle when you are in a hurry, you have to go somewhere and then your vehicle suddenly stops right there in the middle of the road. Chances are the problem is attributed to your radiator and this is one of the reasons why radiator maintenance is highly essential. Regular inspections and maintenance is also important to help prevent engine failure. When your engine is overheated it results in engine problems which can become serious and expensive.

Check Your Radiator

To avoid any problems while you are on the road it is better to regularly check your radiator. You should check the fluid levels regularly and also examine the antifreeze coolant. Make sure that the reserve is not empty and if it is then you can add fluid but remember that the mixture should be 50/50 and you should use mineral free water. Using this mixture maintains the desired temperature of the car’s radiator. A sign that there is a radiator leak is that you often find the fluid levels becoming low quite quickly and quite often. Doing your own radiator inspections and fluid top ups in between car servicing is a big help to prevent or identify larger radiator problems.

Radiator Maintenance and Repair Services

If you are concerned that your radiator is leaking, overheating or just not performing as it should, bring your car into Independent Vehicle Services for an inspection. Our qualified team will complete the inspection and let you know if any repairs are required. They are also happy to give you some know-how on how to care for your radiator in between your regular car servicing visits. Contact us today for an appointment time.