What Is a Cooling System Flush?

What Is A Cooling System?

The cooling system is a network of pipes, hoses, and pumps that work together to maintain the temperature of your engine. To put it simply: The coolant is pumped through the engine block and radiator core so that it can absorb heat from the engine, which then gets carried away by the fan belt and pushed through vents on the hood. Your vehicle's cooling system is responsible for getting rid of the heat created by the engine, which can be a major problem in the summer or if you are driving in extreme temperatures.

What Is A Cooling System Flush?

This is the process of flushing out all the old coolant, rust and other gunk that can build up over time in your vehicle's cooling system. It is done by replacing the old fluid with fresh fluid that will ensure your engine stays at an appropriate temperature for longer periods of time without failing or overheating again.
A cooling system flush is a service that can help your car run cooler and more efficiently. It is also often called a "coolant flush," because the core component of this service is the replacement of old coolant with new, fresh coolant.

Why Do You Need To Replace Your Coolant?

Well, like any other fluid in your car, it has been exposed to wear and tear over time, which means it is less effective than it used to be. A cooling system flush replaces the old coolant with fresh coolant, which helps keep your engine running at its best temperature and prevents corrosion inside the engine.

How Often Should You Get Your Cooling System Flushed?

Depending on how often you drive your car and where it was made, the cooling system should be flushed about every 30,000 miles, or so!
In order to keep your car running smoothly, it is important for you to keep up with the maintenance on your vehicle. That means making sure that the coolant in your radiator is at its proper level. If you neglect this maintenance, then you could end up having an overheating problem which could cause serious damage to your engine.
If you do not do this regularly, you may experience problems like:

  • Bacteria growth in the radiator
  • Corrosion of the radiator
  • Corrosion of the heater core
  • Corrosion of other parts of the cooling system

If you need a cooling system flush, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Space Center Automotive of Clear Lake today!