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When Should You Consider a Coolant Flush?

When Should You Consider a Coolant Flush?

Maintaining your vehicle's health involves various crucial services, one of them being the coolant flush. Coolant, or antifreeze, plays a vital role in regulating your car's engine temperature and preventing it from overheating. But how do you know when it's time for a coolant flush? Why Coolant Flushes Are Important A coolant flush involves draining the old, degraded coolant from your vehicle's cooling system and replacing it with fresh coolant. This process helps remove rust, scale deposits, and other contaminants that can clog the cooling system and impair its function. Regular coolant flushes can prevent engine overheating, improve system efficiency, and extend the life of your vehicle. Manufacturer Recommendations Most vehicle manufacturers provide specific guidelines on when to perform a coolant flush. Typically, it is recommended every 30,000 miles or every 2 to 3 years, whichever comes first. However, these intervals can var ... read more

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