Coolant flushes provide many benefits to your cooling system. It is important to maintain your cooling system, just like every other part of your vehicle, which is why the experts recommend a coolant flush once a year to keep your it working effectively. If you don’t remember when your vehicle last had a coolant flush, our team is ready to help you.
The engine cooling system is comprised of several parts, including:
First things first, the cooling system is not the AC system. This could be a fatal mistake for your engine. While air conditioning is a nice luxury, the cooling system is vital to your car’s drivability.
The cooling system has three primary functions:
Keeping your engine at a safe operating temperature is the main goal of the cooling system. This is easier said than done. The cooling system utilizes coolant (also called antifreeze) to dissipate heat created by the combustion engine. Coolants are typically a mixture of ethylene or propylene glycol with de-mineralized water.
It’s also important to note that coolant does not last the entire lifetime of the vehicle. It needs to be consistently monitored. The cooling system doesn’t need a full maintenance overhaul with every oil change, but the antifreeze levels should be checked and corrected. It’s also important to check the quality of this fluid.
Your engine temperature is maintained by a flow of antifreeze, also called “coolant.” When we do a coolant flush, we push antifreeze through your car’s cooling system to completely clear out the old antifreeze and any contaminants that have built up. All the old coolant is evacuated from the system so that when we put new antifreeze in, it won’t just mix with the old. Lastly, conditioners are added to prevent rust and scale deposits, resulting in a new, longer-lasting antifreeze.
Every make and model is different, so the recommended maintenance schedule varies. Check your owner’s manual to see when your vehicle needs a coolant flush. Usually, it should be done once a year. If it’s been longer since your vehicle received a coolant flush, call us today.
Most manufacturers recommend full service every 40,000-80,000 km(or 3-5 years). While your cooling system does not need frequent work. During service, our certified technicians drain the old coolant and refill it with fresh coolant, ready to work.
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