With car fluids such as gas and windshield wiper fluid always getting our attention, it can be easy to forget about your vehicle’s coolant. The problem is, however, that when you neglect the cooling system, it can turn into a real issue for your car, so it’s important to flush your vehicle’s coolant on schedule. That brings us to the next question: how often should you actually take your car in for this procedure.
The truth is that there’s no real set time frame for how often you should get your coolant flushed. Over time, radiators can collect dirt and other debris, or the water or antifreeze used can develop impurities that don’t allow it to do its job as effectively. That said, though, there’s no definitive timetable on when these will be at their worst and absolutely demanding a change.
What it really all depends on is a variety of individual factors, such as your driving habits and the antifreeze you place in your vehicle. One way to make sure your radiator stays healthy is to set regular reminders to schedule coolant flushes. You could remind yourself to get coolant flushed once every five or six oil changes, for example. At a maximum, most manufacturers recommend flushing your coolant be flushed every other year or every 40,000 to 60,000 miles.
However you keep up on maintaining a schedule of coolant flushes, doing so regularly helps to keep your radiator clean and prevent any dirt build up inside of the radiator. Also keep in mind that the introduction of new antifreeze will help protect your car from extreme temperatures as well and go a long way in extending the life of your vehicle.
So the next time your coolant needs to be flushed, trust the experts at AV Bumper to Bumper. We offer coolant flushes as well as many other automotive maintenance and repairs to keep your car running at its best. For more information on our services or to schedule a service appointment, call us today at 661-949-1999!