Can you remember the last time you had your vehicle’s radiator serviced by a professional auto repair shop? Residents in hot weather climates should replace their cooling fluid approximately twice a year. If it’s been longer than 6 months or you simply can’t remember the last time you had your radiator flushed, then consider the biggest benefits of getting your radiator flushed before summer comes into full swing.
Your radiator is designed to keep your vehicle’s engine cool. As you drive, the mechanical components of your engine create large amounts of friction and heat. While your engine oil works as a natural lubricant, it can only sufficiently protect the engine until it reaches a certain temperature. It is at this point that the radiator is engaged to compensate for the excessive heat and keep the engine at a constant 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Without a properly working radiator, you increase the risk of overheating and severely damaging your car.
Having your radiator flushed twice a year also provides a variety of other benefits, including:
- Preventing rust and corrosion of the engine, heater core, and water lines.
- Removing gunk and mineral deposits to prolong the life of your engine and radiator.
- Boosting your vehicle’s performance and power.
- Lubricating the water pump.
- Protecting the heater core.
- Reduces the chances of broken head gaskets to the engine block.
In some cases, routine radiator flushes are also required to ensure maintenance coverage by your vehicle warranty.
The only thing worse than triple-digit temperatures is having your car break down on the side of the 1-10. Avoid overheating and costly damage by scheduling a radiator flush with our automotive repair specialists at your nearest Greulich's Automotive Service & Collision Center. Call (480) 483-8186 for a full listing of our Phoenix locations.