Car Care Tip: Is it time for a Cooling System Flush?

September 11, 2014

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The radiator and cooling system in your vehicle holds a water and antifreeze mixture called Permeant Coolant/Antifreeze to help your engine maintain proper temperature and provide heat and defrost functions. The mixture prevents your vehicle from overheating in the summer, and prevents the engine from freezing during the winter. The amount of permanent coolant required varies from vehicle to vehicle.

Radiators, cooling & heating systems require Cooling System Flushes from time to time because the by-products produced during normal wear and tear of the system and the decay of the chemical mix in the permanent coolant can dirty the system with impurities and rust. These particles can block the system and prevent the radiator from performing the way the engine requires. It may also reduce the amount of heat available to heat the cabin and defrost the windows. By flushing and servicing the system, you will help extend the life of your vehicle and prevent costly breakdowns and repairs.

Do you need a flush? Check your vehicle’s owners manual! Many manufacturers recommend flushes every 40,000 to 60,000 miles or as often as every other year. The fall is a good time to flush your cooling system in preparation for colder temperatures in the near future. We have specials on Cooling System Flushes right now. Visit our Coupons page!