- September 1, 2019
Did you know one of the most common causes for problems and vehicle breakdowns is a cooling system failure. Build-up of rust or blockages in hoses and lines can cause your engine to overheat or damage engine parts. However, having your cooling system flushed can ensure your vehicle’s engine is working at peak performance.
What is a Cooling System Flush?
All fluid is removed from the cooling system, via a power flush. The flush removes rust, and build-up from all lines in your cooling system. New coolant is then added and pushed through the system. This is different than a drain, which simply removes the old coolant and refills the system with new fluids.
How Often Should I Schedule a Vehicle Coolant Flush?
Your vehicle’s manual should tell you the ideal schedule and manufacturer’s recommendation for a cooling system flush, but other factors that may determine how often you should have this service done include:
- Vehicle’s mileage
- Age of the coolant currently in your vehicle
On average, it is suggested you get a complete coolant system flush every 24,000 to 30,000 miles, or every two to three years. Whichever comes first. The staff at Bellingham Automotive is here to help.