What is the cooling system flush all about?
Your vehicle’s cooling system is what keeps it from overheating. It works by circulating coolant throughout your engine. Over time the coolant becomes contaminated with rust and dirt, which can create a blockage and damage the components in the cooling system. A system flush, flushes out the entire system of all contaminants and replaces the old fluid with fresh coolant.
When your system in flushed, first all the old contaminants are taken out so your system is completely empty. Then it is refilled with new coolant. This is an approved industry method to make sure your coolant is flushed correctly.
When should you have this service done?
Every vehicle is different, so for an exact maintenance schedule consult your owner’s manual to see exactly when it needs to be done. A good rule of thumb is every 30,000 miles. If this service is done as part of your scheduled maintenance it protects you from overheating on the road.
The other reason to have this done is if your car is running hot which you can check on your temperature gauge on your dashboard. You should do your best to take care of this as part of your preventative maintenance so you never have to go through the hassle and frustration of your car overheating while on the road.
The most common symptoms indicating you need to flush your cooling system are:
Low Coolant Light is on
Engine is overheating
Temperature Gauge is reading hotter than normal
It may also be the reason your check engine light is on