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Coolant Flushes at Premier Autos of Dallas
There is a lot that goes into caring for a vehicle, and it can be difficult to keep up with all of your vehicle’s maintenance needs. At Premier Autos of Dallas, we take the stress out of vehicle maintenance in our outstanding service department. Our knowledgeable service technicians are dedicated to providing the best care possible for your vehicle. Coolant flushes are one of the many services that we offer to keep your vehicle performing at its best. To schedule service at our service department, call or visit Premier Autos of Dallas in Addison, Texas, near Austin and Carrollton.
What is a Coolant Flush?
A coolant flush is a way to clean an engine’s cooling system by removing rust, sludge, and dirt. The flushing process also replaces the radiator’s existing coolant material with fresh coolant. This simple process can protect and restore function to your engine’s tempering agents, which help to protect the engine and prevent damage to your vehicle.
Why Are Coolant Flushes Important?
You may be wondering, how important is it to take my vehicle in for a coolant flush? Neglecting your vehicle’s coolant can lead to consequences such as costly repairs due to engine damage. A coolant flush is a preventative measure that you can take to ensure that your vehicle remains in good condition. Over time, debris and dirt will build up in an engine’s cooling system and cause damage to its coolant lines and hoses. Without a well-functioning cooling system in your vehicle, your engine can overheat which can cause major issues. So, coolant flushes are important because they extend the life of the engine, therefore extending the life of your vehicle as a whole.
Signs That It’s Time for a Coolant Flush
Now that we’ve established the importance of a coolant flush, let’s go over some signs that might indicate it’s time to have one done.
Your Vehicle’s Age
As we mentioned above, it’s easy for rust, dirt, and debris to gather and build up in your vehicle’s system. So, after a few years, you will want to have a coolant flush done to clean the system. The rate at which debris will build up depends on a variety of factors, so there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to a vehicle’s routine maintenance schedule. A good rule of thumb is to flush the coolant every five years.
Internal Alerts and Cues
One way that your vehicle may let you know that a coolant flush is needed is through internal car cues. These alerts can appear in the form of a check engine light, but distress may also be shown on the heat indicator or internal thermometer.
If your engine’s heat isn’t being properly balanced by coolant, it will overheat. Signs of a vehicle overheating can include a hot hood, a coolant leak on the ground, ticking sounds, and reduced engine power. When in doubt, it’s always a good idea to ask a professional like one of our service technicians at Premier Autos of Dallas.
To schedule a coolant flush for your vehicle or to learn more about our service department, give us a call at Premier Autos of Dallas.