Silicon Valley Auto Repair


What is a Cooling System Flush?

Our vehicle has a lot of parts and systems, some you may be extremely familiar with and there may be some that you know nothing about. While there may be some things you don't know about, a lot of the systems will need maintenance and a lot of parts that will need to be replaced at some point in time. One system some may know about is the cooling system. While it is one thing to know of this system, do you know of the maintenance that goes along with it? Yes, it does need to be maintained, and that's where the cooling system flush comes in.

Every engine has a cooling system - it is created to cool down the heat that is produced from the gasoline and other heat sources that are used to run your vehicle. You never want your engine to overheat, and that is where the cooling system comes into play. Not only will it prevent the engine from overheating, but it also allows the engine to heat to the desired temperature and stay there, which is much needed. For the cooling system to properly work it needs antifreeze which is a fluid that is made to control the temperature of the engine. Due to the contents of antifreeze (water and ethylene glycol), along with corrosion and rust inhibitors, and lubricants, there is a need for the cooling system flush.

When the cooling system flush takes place, the antifreeze or coolant that is in your vehicle is first drained out of the radiator. Once that takes place your cooling system has been flushed. It is really that simple. It must be noted that of course whenever you have your cooling system flushed you will need it filled; because your vehicle can not operate without the proper fluids in your cooling system. New antifreeze or coolant will be added to your radiator to ensure everything goes smoothly!

Knowing your cooling system needs to be flushed is the first step! If you need a cooling system flush, we invite you to bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop today!

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