We get asked a lot about this! What is the cooling system flush all about? Is it really necessary? Well, here is an overall view to help answer some common questions customers have regarding their vehicle. Your cooling system is what keeps your car from overheating. It works by circulating a mixture of water and coolant through the engine. Over time the coolant mixture becomes contaminated with scale and rust, which can clog and damage the cooling system components. A cooling system flush essentially flushes out the entire system of contaminants and replaces the coolant mixture with fresh coolant and water. some things to keep in mind: We would start by draining the fluid, clean the system with coolant cleaner, and use water to remove the remaining coolant. After cleaning the system, we fill it up with new coolant. This process is effective and an approved industry method of flushing your vehicle’s cooling system.
Recommendations: Some vehicles are equipped with a low coolant sensing system. Should this light come on, have your vehicle inspected as soon as possible for leaks or other possible causes for the low coolant level. Follow the service maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer to get the coolant replaced at regular intervals. In general, it is a good practice to change the coolant every 40,000-50,000 miles.
How important is this service? A cooling system flush is an important part of preventative maintenance and helps to keep your car healthy and on the road. Call us today to schedule your cooling system flush.