A cooling system fluid exchange is routine vehicle maintenance that should not be forgotten. The coolant in your vehicle circulates through the system to lubricate the water pump and protect your vehicle's engine from freezing and overheating. Over time that antifreeze will break down allowing corrosion and scale build-up to happen.
What is a coolant flush?
A coolant flush is a complete removal of fluid from the system and then adding new fluid back into the system. During a cooling system fluid exchange at Bob's Main Street Auto & Towing, a machine is used to completely flush and clean out the system of fluid, build-up, and debris. Some shops may only do a cooling system service which only drains the system and replaces the coolant. When that service is preformed, it only removes about 50% of the fluid and doesn't clean out the waste and debris. Once the system is cleaned with our state of the art equipment from BG, BG additives and conditioners are ran through the system to help protect the system from corrosion and increase the life of the system.
What are the benefits?
A coolant system fluid exchange will help prolong the life of your vehicle's cooling system and increase vehicle performance. You will also have a less chance of your vehicle overheating.
How often do I need a coolant fluid exchange?
Each vehicle has their own factory maintenance schedule. Typically, it is recommended to have a cooling system fluid exchange preformed every 30,000-60,000 miles or 5 years, whichever is to come first. The correct intervals also depend on the condition and age of your vehicle and the type of driving that is done.
Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for us to check the condition of your cooling system fluid.