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Automotive Engineers. Car Technology Pioneers Est. 1966 - Updated 28/12/2018

Don't be stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood. Have your cooling system checked now for free.

A fully functional and efficient cooling system circulates coolant to reduce heat around your engine. It is essential in preventing overheating, therefore reducing wear and tear of engine components.

If your dashboard shows your car is running hotter than normal or you are leaving puddles of coolant where ever you park, it is time to have your cooling system checked out.

A regular radiator flush will prevent rust and debris from building up which creates congestion in your cooling system. This congestion will cause your cooling system to run inefficiently, leading to overheating of the engine and ultimately worse issues such as warped or broken engine blocks, corrosion or even engine failure.

When you visit Highway Auto Rockhampton, trained and experienced technicians will flush your radiator, using a solution to clean all channels of build up. When the cooling system is clean the solution is drained and the new coolant added. Your car's cooling system will be running just like new.

If you suspect your radiator or cooling system is struggling it is time to pop into Highway Auto. We ensure your radiator is flushed at least once a year, as recommended, and we use quality products best suited for your vehicle.

Radiator and cooling systems - everything you need to know.

The role of the radiator, cooling system and coolant in a car is to dissipate the heat, therefore reducing the stress placed on the engine. This heat is produced when chemical energy (fuel) is converted into the energy that drives the mechanical elements of the engine to power the car. Unfortunately only approximately 20 - 30% of the energy produced from fuel is used to power the engine, the remaining 70 - 80% is converted to heat. This is why an engine gets so hot.

A car cooling system is made up of five major components:

Radiator: Helps to reduce the heat of coolant. It is made up of a series of tubes designed to catch the wind and dissipate heat before the coolant is pumped back into the cooling system.
Water pump: Think of this as the cooling system's heart. It pumps coolant all around the engine.
Cooling system hoses: Carrying coolant between the thermostat, engine and heaters, these reinforced synthetic rubber tubes have been built to withstand chemicals, heat, vibration and more.
Thermostat: Regulates the delivery of the coolant to the engine. When the engine is cold the thermostat is closed. As the engine warms up it begins to open until the engine is hot and requires a constant flow of coolant to maintain an optimal temperature.
Fan: Assists the thermostat and coolant to maintain a consistent engine temperature. Controlled by the thermostat or the engines computer, the fan will automatically turn on or off as required.

If you want to know more about radiators and cooling system you will find the following pages helpful:

Radiator Flush
Protecting Your Cooling System
Changing The Coolant