Does Your Car Require a Cooling System Flush?

cooling system flushMore often than not, overheating is the main cause of engine wear. Even in the winter, engine overheating can still occur. This is why our auto service recommends a cooling system flush at regular intervals.

What Is a Cooling System Flush?

You may have heard of a transmission fluid flush. A cooling system flush is essentially the same idea but with the coolant. With a flush, the technician not only replaces the fluid but also flushes the system of contaminants.

What if the Coolant Is Still Clear?

You may think a flush isn’t necessary because the coolant still appears a bright and clear green or red. However, what you see on the surface isn’t indicative of what’s really going on below.

As the coolant runs through the engine, it accrues oxidation-induced particles (rust). When you open the anti-freeze cap, the fluid may still look clear, but the bottom of the reservoir may be filled with performance-hampering contaminants.

When to Flush the Coolant

Refer to your vehicle’s user manual to determine coolant flushing intervals. In most modern cars, this is around every 24,000 to 36,000 miles. If you drive under severe conditions, then your car may require a flush every one to two years.

What happens if you neglect a flush? While estimates vary, contaminants can shave up to 100,000 miles off the life of your engine. This is why auto repairs and checkups should include a flush if the car is due for one.

Drop Off Your Vehicle for a Coolant Flush

Don’t think that an engine cannot overheat in the winter. This occurs during this time of year more often than you might expect. Bring your car to Avery Automotive to prevent corrosive fluid or oil from inhibiting performance. Our special offers ensure services like a cooling system flush is affordable regardless of vehicle type.

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