Signs that your car needs a radiator flush

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These are the signs you should look out for to see if your car needs a radiator flush

A coolant system flush is a regular part of maintenance for many car owners. It is important that you know when your car needs a radiator flush so that you can keep your engine healthy and smooth for years to come.

Coolant needs flushing because products deteriorate after repeated use and don’t resist freezing and boiling as well. Engines have many parts that can rust. Coolant picks up the rust and deposits it in another part of the car. After repeated use, different particles can build up in the coolant. This is why regular flushing is so important. It keeps the coolant clean and prevents blockages.

The average for a coolant flush is once every two years or 30,000 miles for silicate coolants. Extended drain coolants have it a little better at once every five years or 100,000 miles. Silicate coolants are typically green and extended drain coolants are usually gold or orange.

If your car doesn’t start on a particularly hot or cold day, you should take a look at the coolant overflow reservoir. Keep looking at it throughout the day to see if the level fluctuates. If the level keeps fluctuating, this means that the coolant is not cooling the engine as well as it should. You should take your car to Ed Morse Cadillac Delray to have it flushed if this is the case.

Other signs of a sick cooling system are if you smell antifreeze or if the car overheats too easily. If the car requires coolant repeatedly, have the system checked by a mechanic. If you notice a leak, bring your car to a mechanic or your dealer as soon as possible.

It is important to have your coolant flushed regularly so that your car is healthy for as long as possible.

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