RADIATOR COOLANT FLUSH

Why do I need to replace my radiator coolant?

A coolant flush, also known as a cooling system flush, is modern-day terminology for ridding your vehicle’s radiator of rust, dirt, and sludge that can accumulate inside of the radiator over time. The fluid inside of the radiator is known as coolant, which is commonly a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water.

Flushing your car’s cooling system is an important part of your manufacturer’s preventive maintenance schedule. Coolant keeps your engine from overheating and flushing it according to your manufacturer’s recommendation is an integral part of your car’s overall health and maintenance. Talk to your technician at A-Z Auto Repair to learn about your car’s factory recommended maintenance schedule and the intervals to have your cooling system flushed out and keep your car healthy.

What’s included in a cooling system flush:

  • Inspect cooling system for any damage or leaks
  • Remove old coolant
  • Introduce water and system cleaning additive
  • Operate vehicle for 30 minutes
  • Drain and refill with the correct amount of new coolant

What are the main components of a coolant system?

  • Radiator
  • Water Pump
  • Thermostat
  • Heater Core
  • Head Gaskets
  • Heater Hoses
  • Heater Control Valve

What is Radiator / Engine Coolant?

  • Radiator
  • Water Pump
  • Thermostat
  • Heater Core
  • Head Gaskets
  • Heater Hoses
  • Heater Control Valve

What is Radiator / Engine Coolant?

Radiator fluid, or antifreeze, is the fluid used in your radiator. Its function is to keep your engine cool. Your vehicle should always have the proper amount (talk to an Auto Expert at A-Z Auto Repair) to understand what the adequate amount is for your vehicle) of the correct type of radiator fluid, this will keep your engine cooler and help your engine last longer. We check your fluid level at each oil service and will advise you when you should do a flush based on your vehicles’ manufacturers recommendations.

What does the radiator coolant do?

The purpose of the coolant in your engine is to help remove the excess heat through the radiator. Radiator/engine coolant is also called antifreeze because chemicals are added to keep it from freezing in cold climates. The water pump circulates the coolant through your engine block, radiator, and heater core. It is important for the health of your vehicle that your cooling system remains clean. Clean fluid promotes good heat transfer and ensures that your engine operates at the proper temperature. Your coolant can also act as a corrosion inhibitor that protects the radiator as well as the various types of materials it comes in contact with.

Contact us at A-Z Auto Repair today for an inspection of your cooling system we can make recommendations of what your vehicle needs to run in tip-top condition.