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Coolant Flush is an Important Task

by | Nov 1, 2017 | Auto Repair, Car Care Tips, Coolant Flush, General Car Maintenance

Owning a vehicle means regular maintenance is needed. A coolant flush provides a number of benefits to your vehicle’s cooling system. It is a fairly inexpensive procedure that should be performed once a year or per your owner’s manual’s recommendations. If you notice any issues with your vehicle, make sure to bring it in as soon as possible so we can inspect it for you. This can help your vehicle to be safe for you and your passengers.

Flushing your system pushes 4 to 5 gallons of anti-freeze through the system which pushes or flushes out all of the old anti-freeze and any contaminants that have build up in your cooling system. A flush guarantees that all of the old anti-freeze is removed from the system.

There are several benefits for a coolant flush. It removes rust and scale deposit. Over time rust and scale deposits build up within the radiator. A flush helps to remove these deposits which get pushed out with the old anti-freeze. This is important since these build ups can cause overheating or even damage your radiator. A flush also lubricates the water pump. The additives in the coolant lubricate the vehicles water pump. This will lengthen the life of the water pump.

A flush can remove contaminants that may be in the current coolant. It completely drains the system of the old anti-freeze which means that any contaminants that have made their way into the system will be flushed out as well. The additives in the coolant can lose important anti-corrosive properties over time which leads to the build up of particles. A radiator flush will remove these particles from the system. Keeping your vehicle in the best condition possible can help it last longer, with less wear and tear to parts. Make sure to schedule an appointment so we can inspect the vehicle for you.