Radiators and Cooling Systems
Your engine temperature is maintained by the flow of anti-freeze, more commonly referred to as coolant. Over time, coolant breaks down and loses its efficiency. Ultimately, neglecting basic cooling system and radiator maintenance can lead your vehicle’s engine to overheat creating the potential for major engine or radiator repairs down the road. Because the radiator is responsible for cooling the antifreeze as it circulates throughout the cooling system, a leak or a broken radiator hose can also lead to major engine failure. Before we do a coolant flush our experts will perform an inspection of the cooling system, and will check the cooling fan for damage and the fan belt for cracks.
A coolant flush pushes anti-freeze through your cooling system in order to do a complete cleanse by clearing out all of the old anti-freeze and any contaminants that have built up. When you get a coolant flush, all of the old anti-freeze is evacuated from your system, ensuring that when we put new anti-freeze in, it won’t mix with the old.
Every make and model of vehicle is different, and consequently is on a varied maintenance schedule. Check your owner’s manual to see when it’s time for your vehicle to receive a coolant flush. Usually this flush needs to be performed once a year. If it has been over a year since your vehicle has received a coolant flush, call Complete Automotive today.