Flushing the engine coolant regularly can prevent the buildup of particles that block the radiator's cooling element. The engine may run hot, suffer from premature wear, or stop working because of a clogged radiator. Fresh coolant also contains inhibitors that prevent rust from building up throughout the cooling system, which could lead to leaks in the radiator. The coolant should typically be flushed and replaced every 30,000 miles or five years, whichever comes first. Find out what you need to know about coolant flush on this service page by Auto Sales & Service in Indianapolis, IN.
Your cooling system can benefit greatly from coolant flushes. Just like any other component of your car, your cooling system needs regular maintenance. To keep it operating efficiently, we advise performing a coolant flush once a year. The simplest way to prevent overheating is to get the system serviced every two years or as directed by your car's owner's handbook. Check the hoses and radiator cap for wear as you complete this maintenance. Replace the hoses if they are more than five years old, feel mushy to the touch, or exhibit wear. Even the radiator cap itself may cause overheating. The coolant can run at temperatures where it would typically boil over, thanks to the pressurization provided by the lid. This is why your radiator will not malfunction at 240 degrees Fahrenheit, below the standard boiling point of 212 degrees.
In addition to a coolant flush, our Auto Sales & Service in Indianapolis, IN, also provides the following auto maintenance services: lube and filter changes, front-end alignments, maintenance (washers, headlights, etc.), replacement or adjustment of the brakes, service packages, muffler and exhaust repairs, vehicle checkups and inspections, transmission flushes, electrical service, and more. These services will ensure that your vehicle keeps running well for as long as feasible.