Whenever related worn-out parts are replaced, a coolant flush should be performed to prevent contamination of new components and extend their usefulness. Climate and the age or condition of your car may make it more prudent to change your fluids every year or even every season. Annual servicing by a trusted repair shop ensures that your cooling system is also examined for leaks and defects. Coolant flushes are essential in preventative maintenance because they keep the system clean. Preventing corrosion and deposits from building up inside your cooling system is important. Today’s aluminum engine components are prone to corrosion and after about two years of driving, most coolants lose their anti-corrosive properties. Also, metal erosion as well as from parts that fail can clog the water pump. All of these could potentially lead to serious and costly repairs down the road.
Be sure that your trusted repair shop does more than just add water and anti-freeze to your radiator if the fluid has evaporated. This is also important, but we recommend even draining and replacing the coolant annually. This will extend your vehicle’s longevity. By circulating water and a cleaning agent throughout the engine periodically to completely change out the old, dirty fluid, you will eliminate buildup from corrosion or minerals in the water. One recent article from Kelley Blue Book states that in order to help keep your car on the road longer, you should flush the cooling system and change the coolant once per year with a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water which will keep the cooling system in good shape and prevent corrosion and deposits from building up inside the cooling system. Contact us today for your next cooling system coolant flush and start maintaining your vehicle so that it lasts longer and performs better.