Muirs Radiators News Feed http://www.muirsradiators.co.nz Muirs Radiators Motoring Mad 2017 - 3 Day Eventhttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/50/Motoring-Mad-2017-3-Day-EventMuirs Radiators is proud to support the Motoring Mad Show and Swap Meet which is fundraising for the Mataura Scouts.<br /> This year it is a <strong><span>3 DAY EVENT!!</span></strong><br /> <span>To be held on the 17th, 18th and 19th November 2017<br /> Registrations are a must - closing date is 31st October</span><br /> <br /> For more details please see attached flyer1499688000http://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/50/Motoring-Mad-2017-3-Day-Eventhttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz2491Motoring Mad 2017 - 3 Day Eventhttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/50/Motoring-Mad-2017-3-Day-Event Gore Kids Hub "Home Straight" Concerthttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/49/Gore-Kids-Hub-Home-Straight-ConcertWe are proud to support the MASSIVE Gore Kids Hub concert featuring Tami Neilson, Avalanche City and The Feelers at the Southern Field Days site in Waimumu SAT 26 NOV.&nbsp;<br /> Tickets on sale on at <a href="http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=HOMESTRA16&amp;v=SFD">Ticketek</a><br /> &nbsp;1465819200http://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/49/Gore-Kids-Hub-Home-Straight-Concerthttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz2321Gore Kids Hub "Home Straight" Concerthttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/49/Gore-Kids-Hub-Home-Straight-Concert Past and Presenthttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/43/Past-and-PresentIn 1952 Bert and Megan Muir opened Muirs Radiators in a lean-to in the back of their property in Irwell St, Gore. Then&nbsp;as the business grew they built a concrete block workshop (as seen in photo 1).&nbsp;<br /> In the late 1970&#39;s Muirs Radiators moved to their now workshop in Gorton St, but the Irwell St property still stands.<br /> The property has been home to many businesses but now it is home to Shelby&#39;s Cakes (as seen in photo 2)<br /> <br /> Now this is the new and improved workshop in Gorton St (as seen in photo 3)<br /> <br /> How the times have changed. One thing that hasn&#39;t changed is the quality of Muirs Radiators and their products.&nbsp;<br /> Come in and see us or give us a ring (03) 208 7746 we are happy to help you out with all your radiators, intercoolers and more.<br /> &nbsp;1455188400http://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/43/Past-and-Presenthttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz2012Past and Presenthttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/43/Past-and-Present Amazing Wood Stackinghttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/48/Amazing-Wood-StackingThis just puts my wood shed to shame!<br /> Here are some amazing photos showing great imagination and loads of patience.1454929200http://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/48/Amazing-Wood-Stackinghttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz2203Amazing Wood Stackinghttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/48/Amazing-Wood-Stacking The 6 Myths of Antifreeze that can threaten your Radiatorhttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/45/The-6-Myths-of-Antifreeze-that-can-threaten-your-Radiator<h3>Who knew that the misuse of antifreeze could have such devastating effects on your car&rsquo;s radiator?</h3> There are many common misconceptions about antifreeze. Let&rsquo;s look at their impact and recommend what you should do instead.<br /> <br /> <strong>Radiator Myth 1:</strong><br /> As long as I keep the antifreeze topped up, my radiator system doesn&rsquo;t need servicing.<br /> <br /> It&rsquo;s not unusual for people to believe that as long as they keep the levels of antifreeze up, their radiator cooling system won&rsquo;t need servicing. This is a dangerous assumption as over time antifreeze breaks down, causing rust and rust particles to become electrically charged. Once this happens, the antifreeze becomes highly corrosive. This can cause major damage to the radiator cooling system and can affect the entire engine.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Radiator Myth 2:</strong><br /> A radiator flush isn&rsquo;t necessary &ndash; topping up with antifreeze does the job just as well.<br /> <br /> Antifreeze breaks down over time. Topping up your antifreeze leaves the old or broken down antifreeze in the system. If it&rsquo;s not flushed, it will wear down your car&rsquo;s engine and cause corrosion.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Radiator Myth 3:</strong><br /> A small antifreeze drip is OK, it&rsquo;s the bigger ones you need to worry about.<br /> <br /> A small puddle on your garage floor might not seem a big deal, but it has big implications. Glycol (or antifreeze) is extremely toxic. It tastes sweet, making it appealing to dogs and small children &ndash; a problem when you park on the street. When it rains, any antifreeze spill will be washed into your community&rsquo;s surface water supply. Antifreeze is so toxic, that NZWWS (New Zealand Water and Waste Supply) asks that it is dumped at a hazardous waste facility. Ask your local council for location details of your nearest hazardous waste facility.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Radiator Myth 4:</strong><br /> Slow down if your car is overheating.<br /> <br /> When you see that temperature gauge shoot up or you smell your engine overheating, your first reaction is to slow down &ndash; NOT a good idea. The best solution is often to INCREASE your speed. This will increase the radiator&rsquo;s antifreeze flow and the airflow over the engine, enabling it to cool down. Another trick is to turn your heater on. While this can be uncomfortable to sit through, it&rsquo;s redirecting the engine&rsquo;s heat and may save your engine.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Radiator Myth 5:</strong><br /> It doesn&rsquo;t matter which antifreeze you use, they&rsquo;re all pretty much the same.<br /> <br /> Not so. In fact, using the wrong antifreeze product in your radiator could even void your car&rsquo;s warranty. Certain car manufacturers specify which brand of antifreeze they support. Check your owner&rsquo;s guide before you decide on which antifreeze to put into your car.<br /> <br /> <strong>VERY IMPORTANT: Do NOT, under ANY circumstances, mix different antifreeze products together. They can chemically react with one another and can be dangerous.</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Radiator Myth 6:</strong><br /> It&rsquo;s more effective to use 100% antifreeze in your radiator, and not add water.<br /> <br /> Wrong! In fact, pure antifreeze will freeze if the temperature drops low enough. Mixing it with water will lower the chance of your radiator contents freezing up in the winter. These useful tips debunk just some of the theories people hold around radiators and antifreeze.1434024000http://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/45/The-6-Myths-of-Antifreeze-that-can-threaten-your-Radiatorhttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz2178The 6 Myths of Antifreeze that can threaten your Radiatorhttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/45/The-6-Myths-of-Antifreeze-that-can-threaten-your-Radiator Your Car's Cooling System and it's Componentshttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/42/Your-Car-s-Cooling-System-and-it-s-Components<h3>The main purpose of your car&rsquo;s cooling system is to keep your engine from overheating.</h3> <br /> Your Car's Cooling System. Important knowledge for your next radiator repair.Your car produces a great deal of heat when it is running, and must be cooled down continuously to avoid overheating and engine damage. In order to understand your car&rsquo;s cooling system it is important to understand all of the basic cooling system components.<br /> <br /> <strong>Radiator<br /> Radiator top hose<br /> Radiator bottom hose<br /> Water pump<br /> Thermostat<br /> Electric cooling fan<br /> Thermo-time switch<br /> Radiator</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> Your radiator is the most important part of your cooling system. Coolant that has traveled through the engine is pumped through the tubes of the radiator and is cooled off for another round.<br /> <br /> <strong>Radiator Hoses</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> Your vehicle&rsquo;s cooling system has a number of rubber hoses which move fluid from one place to another. These Radiator hoses need to be replaced before they become brittle and cracked.<br /> <br /> <strong>Water pump</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> The water pump in your cooling system pumps the coolant through the system. In most cars the pump is belt driven, with the exception of some race cars that use electric water pumps.<br /> <br /> <strong>Thermostat</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> Your engine doesn&rsquo;t always maintain the same temperature. Starting your car in cold weather would take forever if your engine stayed at the same temperature all the time. The thermostat controls the flow of coolant throughout your car&rsquo;s cooling system, with the temperature of the coolant cooling the engine down.<br /> <br /> <strong>Electric Cooling Fan</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> Many modern cars have an electric fan for primary or added cooling. When the car is not moving fast enough to generate enough airflow to cool the engine, the fan draws air through the radiator.<br /> <br /> <strong>Thermo Time Switch</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> Also known as the fan switch, this is the temperature sensor that tells the electric fan when to blow1431950400http://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/42/Your-Car-s-Cooling-System-and-it-s-Componentshttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz2000Your Car's Cooling System and it's Componentshttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/42/Your-Car-s-Cooling-System-and-it-s-Components What to do in case of Engine Overheatinghttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/40/What-to-do-in-case-of-Engine-Overheating<strong>When did you last lift the bonnet to check your engine&rsquo;s coolant level?<br /> <br /> When did you check the rubber hoses for leaks</strong>?<br /> <br /> These are just two things that you could do to help prevent your engine from overheating.<br /> <br /> Your car&rsquo;s cooling system is your engine&rsquo;s front line of defense when it comes to the ongoing battle against overheating. If you maintain your car&rsquo;s cooling system and take a few other preventative measures, you&rsquo;re ensuring that your engine won&rsquo;t experience the added stress of operating under extreme high temperatures.<br /> <br /> However, in case of engine overheating, there&rsquo;s a number of things you can do to ensure your safety.<br /> <ul> <li>Turn off your air conditioning: This is the very first thing you need to do as soon as you suspect that your car&rsquo;s engine is overheating. Air-conditioning puts a load on the engine that you want to avoid in this situation.</li> <li>Pull over and turn off your engine: Find a safe place to stop, pull over and turn off the engine immediately. Do not idle the engine while you&rsquo;re collecting your thoughts. Engines have to work harder to keep cool at idle than at cruising speed, and the last thing you want to do is add stress to a potentially overheating engine.</li> <li>Take caution when opening the bonnet: Remember to let the engine cool down before proceeding and only open the bonnet fully when you are confident that it&rsquo;s safe to do so.</li> <li>Check coolant levels: Your engine should have a coolant reservoir near the radiator (see your owner&rsquo;s manual for the exact location). This is usually made of plastic and unlikely to be dangerously hot. Check the coolant level in this reservoir. If it&rsquo;s normal, you&rsquo;re in luck&mdash;chances are you&rsquo;ve just got a malfunctioning temperature gauge. As long as there are no other signs of overheating, you can restart the engine and proceed with caution. If it&rsquo;s low or empty, however, there&rsquo;s probably a coolant leak somewhere and we strongly advise calling roadside assistance, though the more mechanically inclined might first inspect the radiator hoses for loose clamps and such. Things can get out of control quickly if you don&rsquo;t know what to do when your vehicle&rsquo;s temperature rises.</li> <li>If you need to keep driving&hellip; Wait until you&rsquo;re certain the engine is cool, protect your hand with a thick glove or rag, and twist off the radiator cap. Coolant is normally visible just below where the cap sits (your owner&rsquo;s manual will have the details), but if your engine&rsquo;s overheating, the coolant in your radiator should be visibly depleted. Be sure to refill both the radiator and the reservoir, ideally using the correct mix of coolant and water if available, otherwise just use water. This should bring the temperature down once you&rsquo;re underway, but remember, you&rsquo;ve got a serious leak somewhere, so be vigilant. If the temperature starts rising again, you&rsquo;ll have to pull over and repeat the process.</li> </ul> Please note &ndash; this is not a long-term solution&mdash;your engine needs professional help, so get your ADRAD radiator specialist to check things out as soon as you can.<br /> Disclaimer: This article is intended for information only and should not be followed without taking the advice of an onsite radiator specialist.<br /> <br /> For this and more information on how to find your local radiator specialist and Adrad Agent then please visit <a href="http://www.0800radiators.co.nz">www.0800radiators.co.nz</a>1429704000http://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/40/What-to-do-in-case-of-Engine-Overheatinghttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz1664What to do in case of Engine Overheatinghttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/40/What-to-do-in-case-of-Engine-Overheating Ever wondered how a thermostat works?http://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/25/Ever-wondered-how-a-thermostat-worksHave you ever wondered how a thermostat works in your vehicle. This clip that i have for you will explain it all.<br /> <br /> <br type="_moz" /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/T8cGKdICJmc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> <div><br /> Remember if you are unsure if your thermostat isn't working correctly then bring it into Muirs Radiators and we can sort you out. We have a wide range of thermostats to suit your vehicle.<br /> <br /> Muirs Radiators - Gore's only radiator specialist<br /> </div>1427281200http://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/25/Ever-wondered-how-a-thermostat-workshttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nzEver wondered how a thermostat works?http://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/25/Ever-wondered-how-a-thermostat-works 0800 RADIATOR - Adrad Agents meetinghttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/28/0800-RADIATOR-Adrad-Agents-meetingOn the 28th OF February, Muirs Radiators, along with our other agents from all throughout New Zealand, meet in Tauranga. We meet every 6 months to discuss everything that is radiators.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> We do this to ensure that we can give the best product, also meeting so often means that we can update anything or change things to suit this growing industry.&nbsp;<br /> We are not just agents that supply out of the box, everyone of us are radiator repairers. For example Malcolm at Muirs Radiators has had 30 years experience, so you know that he is going to give you exactly what you need, and if you need a custom built radiator he can do that too.<br /> All our radiator cores are manufactured through Adrad National Radiators from their manufacturing plant in Penrose, Auckland.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> At present there are 22 businesses throughout New Zealand that are part of our Adrad Agency, so you can be rest assured that where ever you are in Aotearoa that you will get the same service with a smile, the best quality of workmanship and of course the best radiator for you vehicle.<br /> <br /> Our nationwide toll free number is <a href="/files/423/file/ADRAD-30-1-30-full-sung-mp3" data-object-ref="attachment:13">0800RADIATOR</a><br /> <br type="_moz" />1425034800http://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/28/0800-RADIATOR-Adrad-Agents-meetinghttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz15620800 RADIATOR - Adrad Agents meetinghttp://www.muirsradiators.co.nz/news/28/0800-RADIATOR-Adrad-Agents-meeting