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Top Signs That You Need Your Radiator Flushed

Your car's cooling system has an essential job in ensuring that vital components of your car's engine doesn't overheat. As a result, it is imperative to top off your coolant to keep your engine cool. You also need to flush the radiator and fill it up with fresh and new coolant from time to time. 

 

What is Coolant?

Coolant is a solution primarily made of antifreeze and water, and this liquid works by absorbing heat from the engine. Some of them also contain chemical properties that inhibit sedimentation and corrosion. However, the preventative properties wear off over time. At some point, you need to remove the coolant entirely as it becomes ineffective.

 

How Often Should I Flush My Radiator?

There is no standard interval for which you should flush your radiator. However, the owner's manual provides more details of when to flush it. 

If you do not have the manual, we recommend flushing the radiator every 80,000 miles. Newer vehicles may work with their existing coolant for up to 100,000 miles.

 

Symptoms That Indicate the Radiator Needs To Be Flushed

If the coolant looks murky, dense, or brown, it requires a flush. The thick consistency is usually a result of debris and dirt gathered from the engine over time. During regular service, the mechanic may also check the coolant for acidity. They may recommend flushing the radiator if the coolant is acidic, even if it looks clean to the eye. Acidic coolant may corrode the radiator and the system's pipes.

Grinding sounds, steam under the hood, fluctuation of the engine temperature gauge, and fluid leaks are also other signs that you need to flush the radiator. 

 

Radiator Flush in Cromwell, CT

If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, please take your car to Complete Automotive Repair Specialists for a coolant flush service. We have been in business and building up experience since for over 30 years! You can trust that your car will be in good hands. Give us a call at (860) 852-4513 or visit our shop today.

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