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Midas Services

Radiator & engine cooling

Radiator & engine cooling – Car not cooling the way it should?

A combustion engine (that’s your car) creates a lot of heat. The radiator has to get rid of that heat or it could do a lot of damage like warped cylinders, blown head gaskets.

Don't be that car, stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood. We will give your radiator and cooling system a well-deserved service. Regardless of what you drive, it is critical that your cooling system is in premium condition to help protect your car from expensive breakdowns. Regular inspection of the cooling system can stop issues before they leave you stranded.


Cooling system flush, inspection and pressure testing
Thermostat replacement
Radiator repair and replacement
Water pump replacement
TK head testing
Cylinder head gasket replacement
Radiator and heater hose replacement
Radiator fan and viscous coupling replacement

Radiator & engine cooling – Car not cooling the way it should?

Frequently asked questions

Q: When should I flush my cooling system?

A: Check your vehicle’s service schedule. At Midas we do a simple test of the coolant, to see if it needs to be flushed.

Q: Something smells sweet in my car and windscreen is fogging up. What’s wrong?

A: The heater core may be leaking, and you can smell the coolant. Have it checked soon – it’s not harmful, but you do need to see out to drive. Bring your car into Midas for an inspection and quote to get it sorted.

Q: My temperature gauge isn’t sitting in the normal range. What’s wrong?

A: If your gauge is reading low, you may have a thermostat or fan issue that keeps the engine from warming up. If it’s higher than normal, one or more of your cooling system components are out of action. Bring your car into Midas to get it checked soon. We’ll give you a quote to get it resolved before you’re let on the side of the road

Q: How do I know if my coolant needs topping up?

A: Your coolant bottle is under the bonnet (check your manual for the exact spot). It will have a ‘fill’ line, and you can see at once if you need more coolant. Many newer cars have a coolant level warning light on the dashboard.