Schedule a Coolant Flush With Skaha Ford Pentiction

How Often Should You Schedule A Coolant Flush?

It’s peak summertime so you know what that means: it’s time to hit the open road with your family or friends and escape up to the lake for the weekend. Taking into account all the mileage you’ll be getting, you need to make sure your car is in top-notch condition so the only thing you’ll have to worry about is reapplying sunscreen. One concern you’ll want to check off your to-do list (if you haven’t done it recently) is a coolant flush. Let’s dive into the ins-and-outs of this important procedure.

Car Maintenance or Repair Service Specials Skaha Ford Penticton, B.C.

What is Coolant and Why is it Necessary to Flush it?

In the proverbial words of Spiderman’s Uncle Ben, ”with great power comes great responsibility,” and your automobile creates a lot of energy under the hood when it’s in action - especially in sunny weather. That’s why it's up to you to make sure that your engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) is doing its important job: getting rid of all of the excess heat. The super liquid soaks up the extra warmth and stops the motor water from boiling or evaporating which ensures metal, rubber, or plastic parts don’t rust or erode. 

Meanwhile, when you’re speeding down the highway or off-roading, your tires are kicking up a lot of rubbish like dust, sediment, and pollution. These minuscule particles may seem as though they amount to nothing, but together they get into your mechanics and build up - causing many problems. How do you solve this maintenance issue? That’s right, a coolant flush.
Our service department at Skaha Ford is happy to help you. They are going to use a mixture of cleaner, distilled H20, and new antifreeze to blast through the radiator. This results in the total elimination of all the old fluid in addition to any of those pesky accumulated contaminants, so you can continue to cruise with peace of mind.

What are the Benefits?

Taking care of your vehicle always pays off in a big way in the future, because it avoids any potential complications. For example, it can be extremely difficult to determine just by appearances if your antifreeze has deteriorated and needs to be tested, and if it goes uncurbed it could lose its anti-corrosive properties as it ages.
Furthermore, it begins to become acidic over time which can damage components of your engine. Coolant flushes remove rust and scale deposits that, if left unattended, can cause overheating and damage your entire system! Moreover, the new chemical has added substances that are preventative and make the structure work more efficiently. It’s also proactive to get this done sooner rather than later, because our team will inspect the entire cooling infrastructure to ensure that there aren’t any possible troubles like leaks.

How Often Should you get Your Coolant Flushed? 

The answer to this question varies and depends on many factors such as model, the environment you drive in, how often you use your car, what you utilize it for (e.g. frequent towing), and the type of coolant you use. For optimal performance, we recommend getting it done every 30,000 miles, however, there are some red flags to be on guard for that will alert you that you’re due for one. The most telltale sign is when the motor overheats, which often means there is a fissure or collected debris, especially If your coolant level appears to be full. Other indications are the following: a weird smell, steam, grinding, and/or knocking coming from below the hood, or there is spillage underneath the carriage. If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned things then you should get it examined right away. 

All fluid and parts play a big role in the overall performance of your automobile and should be monitored consistently - so why not get a thorough review of your ride to make sure everything is good to go? You can take advantage of our amazing Complete Vehicle Inspection special and get your whole car given the once-over from top-to-bottom. You’ll receive a comprehensive report and, if necessary, a quote for anything needing to be repaired. You’d better hurry up and seize this opportunity because like summer, this outstanding offer only lasts for a limited time. 

To schedule a coolant flush or more contact our Service Department today, and we’ll make you an appointment at your earliest convenience.
Car Maintenance or Repair Service Specials Skaha Ford Penticton, B.C.