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Radiator & cooling advice

A radiator cap may seem like a small part. However, this little part is in charge of controlling the pressure which comes from the liquids which work to cool the engine. If the cap is broken or dirty the pressure will not be properly controlled and your engine can overheat. This little part can cause major problems for your car. Protect your vehicle with a service inspection and proper repairs from Kiwi French Automotive.

Why pay hundreds of dollars to replace a radiator if the problem is actually a faulty thermostat or leaking hose? Undergoing a full cooling system check to comprehensively check your car's cooling system will get to the bottom of the problem. If required, we can install a quality replacement radiator and a coolant to ensure your vehicle keeps it's cool.

  • Quality Work: As a part of the Repco Authorised Service Centre network all of the work we perform is backed by a Nationwide Warranty.
  • The Right Parts: Our mechanics have access to the vast Repco spare parts network which means we can find you the right part at the right price.
  • The Best Team: Our mechanics are well versed in different makes and models. From a fleet of vehicles to a single family car, we are here for you.

Our cooling system services include?

  • Radiator Repair or Radiator Replacement
  • Radiator Leak detection
  • Cooling System service and Radiator Flush
  • Oil Cooler installation
  • Radiator Repair
  • Radiator Cap Repair
  • Radiator Cap Replacement
  • Cooling Fan Repair
  • Upper Hose Replacement
  • Lower Hose Replacement
  • Replacement of the Electronic Sensors
  • Water Pump Replacement
  • Thermostat Replacement
  • Flushing of Fluids
  • Filling of Fluids
  • Turbulator Replacement

Understanding the main parts of the cooling system makes it simpler to understand what makes the car function. There are many moving parts which work together to make sure that the high temperatures from the engine and transmission are properly filtered through the vehicle. Here is a quick guide to help you understand what each of these parts do.

  • Radiator: Conducts the heat out of the coolant liquid and blows it away from the engine.
  • Thermostat: Monitors the temperature of the liquids in the engine and works with the electronic sensors to determine when the liquids need to be filtered through the radiator.
  • Turbulator: Fan in the radiator tubes which works to efficiently cool the liquid.
  • Radiator Cap: Pressurised cap which increases the boiling point of the coolant.

If a radiator experiences a leak, it could turn into an expensive project to fix. Here are a few key signs to look out for.

  • Low Coolant Levels: Check your coolant levels every so often to ensure they're not too low. Constant low levels can be a sign of a deeper issues and may cause long term problems
  • Elevated reading on Temperature Gauge: If you notice your engine is running at a higher temperature than normal, this may be a sign of low coolant levels and you should see a mechanic ASAP.
  • Steam or puddles: If you notice steam emerging at any time or if puddles have formed under a stationary vehicle then you need to get your vehicle looked at as soon as possible.

For a quality Radiator and cooling system maintenance service at a competitive price, contact us using the links below. We are located at 3 Monte Street and service customers in Slacks Creek and all around the surrounding areas.

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