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What Is a Coolant Flush?

Most cars rely on coolant fluid to help maintain a stable engine temperature. Coolant fluid also has anti-corrosion properties as well. Over time, rust, dirt, and other contaminants can build up in many of your cooling system components that make contact with the fluid. Some examples include the radiator and heater core. 


When your coolant is no longer clean and effective, your vehicle runs the risk of overheating and causing extensive engine damage. To avoid this, you should maintain the cooling system with regular coolant fluid exchanges or flushes. 


Coolant flushes are a vital part of preventative maintenance. The process is more cost-effective than having to pay for a brand new radiator or heater core, which will put you out for hundreds of dollars. The process involves draining the dirty coolant out, cleansing the system, and replacing it with new and cleaner coolant. 


Most drivers don’t know this, but the service is recommended in the vehicle owner’s manual with the recommended intervals to have it done. Every automobile is different, so it is best to pull the handbook out in times of need. Additionally, the older the car, the more often you should have coolant flushes done. 


You can check under the hood to keep track of your fluid levels and condition. Coolant is usually a vibrant green, orange, or purple/pink. The coolant should never be brown or rusty. If you need help inspecting your car fluids, please bring your car to George’s Complete Auto Repair.


If you want to protect your engine and the major investment that is your car, please remember to have coolant flushes done accordingly. Coolant flushes can be done at home, but it is best to be left done by professionals. If you need a coolant flush soon, please give our friendly team a call or schedule an appointment using our online form today.

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