Coolant Flush Tag

This is a great question and one that is in constant debate among auto experts. Most auto manufacturers recommend changing out your engine coolant periodically, but the suggestions can range from every 12,000 miles to more than 150,000 miles. Technically speaking, in a perfect system, the chemicals in antifreeze can retain their effectiveness indefinitely. However, real life is not a perfect system. Leaks happen. Extreme weather, severe driving conditions, and traffic accidents happen. Over time, the pH level of the coolant in your radiator can change, the corrosion inhibitors get used up, and the fluid accumulates contaminants. When that happens, the components of your entire cooling system are at risk. But don’t panic! A Coolant Flush is a service that a qualified repair shop can perform along with your regular Scheduled Maintenance or as a separate service appointment. What is Engine Coolant? The fluid in your car’s radiator has a very specific and important job. Its main purpose is to transfer and dissipate heat generated by your engine. Generally, it is made up of a mixture of distilled water and coolant/antifreeze. The most common mixture is 50/50 but, the ratio depends on several factors: Vehicle Make & Model Driving Conditions Manufacturer’s Suggestions ...