During the winter months when there is a possibility the temperatures will drop below zero, and during the summer when the temperatures can be extremely hot, those are the times that radiator flushes are very important! When you’re driving your vehicle in extreme temperatures, either hot or cold, it’s crucial that your heating and cooling system is working correctly. Radiator flushes can help your vehicle perform to the best of its ability during extreme temperatures as well as all other times.
Today the engines in our vehicles are filled with a lot of parts that are made of aluminum. Engine blocks, manifolds, water pumps, the heater and radiator are all made of aluminum. In order to protect the aluminum in these fundamental parts from corrosion, the anti-freeze in your engine needs to be fresh and clean. Your anti-freeze should be checked during routine maintenance visits, but you should also have radiator flushes at least once a year, possibly twice a year, depending on the type of vehicle you drive and how you drive it.
Every time your car is driven, your radiator is using up a coolant (anti-freeze) and water mixture to help bring down the temperatures in your vehicles engine system. The longer and the faster your car is driven the more stress is put on the engine, causing temperatures to go extremely high. These high temperatures increase the potential for your vehicle to overheat. One of the ways to avoid overheating your engine is to keep fresh coolant in the radiator.
Coolant, like the other fluids used in your vehicle, will become dirty and break down over time. This is why radiator flushes are important, they flush and replace the old coolant mixture. When the coolant breaks down, there is more stress placed on your radiator and your engine tends to run hotter than it should. Dirt and deposits also build up and can reduce your vehicle’s performance. Prolonged use of dirty coolant can result in costly damage to your radiator. So if you haven’t had a radiator flush in the last year, take the time to get one and keep yourself and your car from overheating!
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