What is a Cooling System Flush?

Introduction

A cooling system flush, also known as a coolant flush, is like a human blood transfusion within your auto's cooling system. With a coolant flush, all the old coolant is removed along with any build-up of chemicals that has occurred over time. The old coolant is replaced with a new supply of coolant. The result is that your engine will run smoothly once again.

What Does the Cooling System Do?

It keeps your auto's engine cool and lubricated throughout the course of its life. The coolant within your car's system carries away extreme heat from your engine. The part of the cooling system you are probably most familiar with is the radiator. When coolant is functioning properly within the radiator, it has a positive effect on the entire engine.

Why Is Flushing the Coolant Important?

The coolant in your automobile must be flushed every two years or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first. Its purpose is to get rid of rust or scale deposits, any contaminants, or any kind of build-ups that occur over time within its coolant system. Failing to do this can drastically shorten the lifespan of your vehicle.

Another thing that can happen to your car or truck when the coolant is not flushed is corrosion inside the vehicle's engine. You also do not want the coolant to become full of acid. This can cause corrosion and/or other dangerous side effects that go along with that. Do yourself a favor, have the coolant flushed regularly every two years. Avoid all the hassles of not doing it!

What Are Some Signs to Watch Out For?

The number one sign is typically the check engine light on your dashboard will be on. Also, the vehicle may seem sluggish when you are driving it. If there is a leak of the coolant flush, there will most likely be a puddle on the floor of your garage underneath the front of the auto. If corrosion has occurred within the engine, it could well be the cause of the puddle.

If any of these signs are present, we invite you to bring your vehicle into our shop today. Or else you could find your engine heating up and seize in the middle of the road. This would not be fun! Our experts are ready to assist. 

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