COOLANT SYSTEM FLUID FLUSH
What is the cooling system flush all about?
Your vehicle's cooling system is what keeps it from overheating. It works by circulating coolant throughout your engine. Over time the coolant becomes contaminated with rust and dirt, which can create a blockage and damage the components in the cooling system. A system flush, flushes out the entire system of all contaminants and replaces the old fluid with fresh coolant.
When your system in flushed, first all the old contaminants are taken out so your system is completely empty. Then it is refilled with new coolant. This is an approved industry method to make sure your coolant is flushed correctly.
When should you have this service done?
Every vehicle is different, so for an exact maintenance schedule consult your owner's manual to see exactly when it needs to be done. A good rule of thumb is every 30,000 miles. If this service is done as part of your scheduled maintenance it protects you from overheating on the road.
The other reason to have this done is if your car is running hot which you can check on your temperature gauge on your dashboard. You should do your best to take care of this as part of your preventative maintenance so you never have to go through the hassle and frustration of your car overheating while on the road.
The most common symptoms indicating you need to flush your cooling system are:
Low Coolant Light is on
Engine is overheating
Temperature Gauge is reading hotter than normal
It may also be the reason your check engine light is on
We're so passionate about making sure you get this service done because some of the most costly repairs come from someone not taking care of their cooling system. On the other hand it's a very affordable maintenance service that is quick and very effective.
Issues that can happen from not taking care of your cooling system are
repairs such as warmed cylinder heads, blown gaskets, and damage to your water pump and radiator. So if the temperature gauge creeps up, don’t ignore it – have your coolant system checked before your system becomes ineffective and no longer keeps the vital parts of your engine cool.
If you have any questions about when you need to do a coolant system flush give us a call. With our software database, it has all the manufacturer recommended services and all the updates that have been added over the years. This way we can give you the most up to date information about your coolant system flush, and if it's time schedule a time for you to come in for service.