During the winter months when the temperatures can be as cold as below zero and in the summer when the temperatures can be so hot you’re sweltering, it is crucial your heating and cooling system is working properly. These are the perfect times to have a radiator flush performed on your vehicle.
The engines in today’s vehicles are filled with parts that are made of aluminum. Water pumps, manifolds, engine blocks and the heater and radiator are all made of aluminum. In order to protect the aluminum in these essential parts from corrosion, you need fresh anti-freeze in your engine. Your anti-freeze should be checked during routine maintenance visits but you should also have a radiator flush done at least once a year, maybe twice a year, depending on the vehicle you drive and how it’s driven.
Every time you drive, your radiator is using up a coolant (anti-freeze) and water mixture to help bring down the temperatures in your car’s engine system. The longer and the faster your car is driven the more stress is put on the engine, causing temperatures to soar. 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 other fluids used in your vehicle, will break down over time. This is why it is important to replace or flush your coolant mixture. When the coolant breaks down more stress is placed on your radiator and your engine runs 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 necessary steps to get one and maybe save yourself some headaches in the future.
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