Engine coolant, also referred to as antifreeze, is a liquid used to evacuate and transfer excess heat from combustion. While there are various types of engine coolants available, the most popular are 50% propylene glycol and ethylene combined with 50% water. To find the correct coolant type for your vehicle, consult your owner’s manual.
A coolant flush is a process that removes coolant from an engine and cleans away any chemical buildup (such as dirt, sludge, or rust). After refilling with fresh coolant, this will improve efficiency in cooling systems while allowing cooling materials to temper engine temperatures more effectively.
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Coolant flushes are essential for clearing away scale, rust and other deposits from your cooling system that have built up over time. Left unchecked, these deposits could lead to engine overheating or damage. Modern coolants contain additives which extend the life of the water pump; an engine flush is therefore necessary to make sure all antifreeze lubricant material is functioning optimally.
As coolant ages, its additives that protect the engine against rust begin to break down. As a result, contaminants and rust build up in the engine, water pump and cause energy loss. An antifreeze flush can prevent these problems by allowing service personnel to inspect any other parts or systems involved with cooling system-wide including radiators, thermostats and belts-for leaks or other issues. Acidic coolants become acidic over time which could corrode rubber hoses, break bearings in water pumps and metal components within engine blocks due to acidic coolants’ acidic nature.
Why Perform Engine Coolant Flush?
Our ASE-Certified technicians will determine if your engine requires flushing. However, it’s essential that you assess your car’s condition, function, and performance to see if a coolant flush is necessary. Your car is your best friend so be aware of any problems, so you know when it’s time for a change. These signs will let you know when to change engine coolant:
● Coolant flushes for the aging car – If it has been some time since you had a coolant flush or you have not driven your car in five years, now may be the time to give it a go.
● Overheating – An engine overheating is usually indicative of a problem with the coolant or cooling system. To restore equilibrium, you will need to flush your coolant.
● Temperature warning light on dashboard – Your engine may be experiencing issues due to temperature. A coolant flush can alleviate some pressure from within.
Has it been more than a year since your last coolant flush? Though you may not know it, each car model has its own maintenance schedule. Your owner’s manual should tell you how often to flush your coolant; usually once annually. If you’re in need of radiator service or a coolant flush, Clark Automotive in Blaine is standing by to get your service done right away. Call (763) 784-7944 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.