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Are Coolant Flushes Necessary?

A coolant flush, or a cleansing of the cooling system fluid lines, may restore your vehicle’s health and the engine's temperature-stabilizing agents. Cooling system repairs can run you up to thousands of dollars, so it is best to keep your car’s cooling system as clean as possible. 

At the first signs of wear and tear, you should get a coolant flush. During the process, a professional technician will get rid of all of the old coolant by removing it from your radiator and replaced with new fluid. This extensive process will ensure that your engine's cooling system is properly maintained.

Is a Coolant Flush Necessary?

Most people wonder whether this service is necessary, and the answer is YES. Your car's mechanics are usually able to tell you whether you need a coolant flush by inspecting it at your regular service. A coolant flush may be necessary when you notice any of the following signs:

  • Overheating: This is a clear sign that your engine has excessive heat under the hood that it can’t get rid of without proper coolant flow. 
  • High Temperature Reading: You should keep an eye on the temperature gauge on your dashboard. If your engine gets too hot, the needle will climb up.
  • Check Engine Light On: The check engine light will also illuminate in most cases when you need a coolant flush. In some cases, it may be the coolant temperature symbol. Either way, a dashboard warning light should be properly diagnosed and repaired promptly.
  • Vehicle's Age: You may naturally need a coolant flush after years and years of driving. It will help eliminate any rust and/or debris that have accumulated in your system.

Regular maintenance, cooling system inspections, and tune-ups will help your trusted technician to catch engine issues early on. In the spring and summer, these cost-effective maintenance services may save you tens of thousands of dollars in repair costs in the long run.

If you’re in need of a coolant flush, please bring your vehicle to Prospect Lake Auto Care in Victoria, BC soon.

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