HOW TO DO COOLING SYSTEM FLUSH

What to know about the cooling system flush:

Your cooling system is what keeps your car from overheating. It works by circulating a mixture of water and coolant through the engine. Over time the coolant mixture becomes contaminated with scale and rust, which can clog and damage the cooling system parts. A cooling system flush essentially flushes out the entire system of contaminants and changes the coolant mixture with fresh coolant and water.

SEE ALSO:WHAT IS A BRAKE SYSTEM FLUSH

Facts to Note:

Your mechanic will drain the fluid; clean the system using coolant cleaner, and use water to eliminate the remaining coolant. After cleaning the system, the mechanic will fill it up with new coolant. This process is effective and an approved industry method of flushing your vehicle’s cooling system.

 

How to Fix:

Fix flush chemical to radiator

Bring the car to operating temperature

Drain the old coolant

Close valve and refill with water

Repeat the process

Fill radiator with a 50/50 mixture of coolant and water

Check for leaks and fan operation

Our Proposal:

Some vehicles are furnished with a low coolant sensing system. Should this light come on, have your vehicle checked for leaks or other possible causes for the low coolant level.

 

Follow the service maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer to get the coolant changed at regular intervals. In general, it is a good practice to change the coolant every 40,000-50,000 miles.

SEE ALSO:HOW TO DO COOLANT VACUUM VALVE SWITCH REPLACEMENT

Common symptoms indicating you may need to flush the cooling system:

Check Engine warning light is on

Low Coolant warning light is on

Engine is overheating

Importance of this service:

 

A cooling system flush is an essential part of preventative upkeep and helps to keep your car healthy and on the road.