What does Engine Coolant do?
Engine coolant is also known as antifreeze. It is a heat transfer fluid designed to remove excess heat from your engine. It prevents your engine from overheating in hot weather and freezing in extreme cold weather, conditions where things can go very wrong for an engine.
What is an Engine Coolant Flush?
An engine coolant (Antifreeze) flush involves forcing several litres of cleaner, water and new antifreeze through the system to get rid of all the old antifreeze and the contaminants that may have built up in it. Over time, your radiator coolant can cause radiator corrosion, generating rust, scaling or other debris that you do not want in your car’s radiator or engine. A coolant flush resolves this problem – it’s basically replacing the old coolant with new fresh coolant.
How often should you have your Engine Coolant Flushed and Replaced?
It is recommended that you have your Engine Coolant flushed every 12-months or every 10,000 miles. Any longer than this and you may start to experience difficulties with your car, such as leaks, steam, rapid overheating or strange odors coming from the hood.
What happens when we do engine coolant flush and replacement on your car?
Our certified mechanics will:
Inspect the Engine Coolant connected components for any potential leak.
Drain the old coolant from the system.
Apply thread sealant to any necessary bolt threads.
Replace the coolant with the recommended solution.
Advise you if any other parts need to be replaced as well.
What are the symptoms of requiring an Engine Coolant Flush?
Usually, there a few signs you can look for:
If you find that your temperature gauge is always high
Your engine is frequently overheating.
Engine Warning Light is on.