Some suppliers use cheap radiators that are prone to failure, damage your car’s engine and cost you more in the long run. Cheap radiators are manufactured using low quality grade raw materials and below standard engineering methods, which restrict your car’s cooling system performance.
Buying a cheap radiator is a bit like buying junk food for your car. Your engine and transmission is unable to perform at maximum efficiency, which can eventually lead to failure and a costly repair job. When you buy a quality radiator, you can enjoy years of trouble-free motoring and optimum performance with no hidden costs or problems.
Southport Radiators and Autocare's motor mechanic in Gold Coast supply quality products so you have peace of mind that your car’s engine will always be protected from overheating.
1. What is coolant, and what is its role?
Engine coolant is a formulation of chemicals that protect engine components from corrosion and cavities while providing an effective heat exchange medium to remove excess heat from the engine.
2. Can I mix coolants?
The safest answer is No. This is because it can be difficult to know: what coolant is in the engine; whether it has exceeded its service life; and if it contains depleted inhibitors or other contaminants. It is best to flush out the system and fill with new coolant.
3. Is flushing the cooling system necessary?
If we don’t flush, light scale, sediments and depleted inhibitors remain in the system, which can lead to leaks, corrosion and overheating. Flushing before filling with fresh coolant also prevents contamination from the previous coolant. Flushing is especially important when changing to an Organic Additive Technology (OAT) coolant in order to achieving the maximum benefit of this technology.
4. What product is best used for ‘top ups’?
You should top up with a premixed version of the same coolant that is already in the cooling system. If you are unsure about the coolant in your system, top up using good quality water.
5. What is ‘good quality water’?
Ideally, ‘good quality water’ is distilled water or demineralised water.
6. Why is it important to use ‘good quality water’ with Adrad concentrates?
Using good quality water ensures you do not introduce any minerals into the cooling system. Minerals can cause the build up of scale deposits.
7. Can the quality of coolant be tested?
Yes. Using chemically treated test strips can provide an indication of the concentration of the coolant and presence of inhibitors and glycol.