A coolant flush is critical to the life of your vehicle. Like an oil change or tire rotation, a coolant flush is vital to the smooth operation of your vehicle. Getting it done on a regular basis is vital to keeping your engine cool and running well.
Good coolant should be able to keep your engine free of grime and debris as it cycles through. If it fails in its mission, getting it flushed is your best solution. Your coolant should get flushed at least once every 50,000 miles for normal driving. If you have done a lot of driving in severe weather conditions, getting it flushed once every 30,000 miles would greatly benefit the life of your engine.
The first thing that happens during a coolant flush is that a mechanic will inspect your radiator and see if there is any sludge buildup or residue. They will check the hoses to see if there are any loose ones that need to be tightened up. If any of your hoses have holes in them, they will be addressed as well. In some cases, you may need to have one replaced.
The next item on the list is a complete draining of the radiator, where all of the old coolant is purged while the mechanic fills it with water. From there, you will need to let your engine run for ten minutes as part of the cleansing process. After that, a brand new batch of coolant is added, where you may be asked to run the heater for fifteen minutes to dispense of any air pockets before you go on your way.
Having a coolant flush done on a regular basis will keep your engine from overheating and save you a lot of money in the long run. Getting all of the old, dirty coolant out of your car's system can prevent grime and sludge buildup. Plus, fresh coolant helps keep every part of your engine clean and well lubricated so that your car will run smoothly for a long time. If you need a coolant flush, simply bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop today!