Does Your Car Need the Coolant Flushed?

Your car is a valuable asset that is worth maintaining. A well-maintained car will serve you well for years. Most of us know that the oil should be changed regularly, and tires should be rotated often. However, flushing or changing the coolant might slip our minds.

What is Coolant?

Like the oil that lubricates the engine, coolant's (also called anti-freeze) main purpose is the keep the engine cool by eliminating excess heat through the radiator. The water pump circulates the coolant throughout the engine, the radiator, and the heater core removing heat. While the coolant is cooling the engine parts, it also acts as a lubricant for the water pump.  

Does Coolant Wear Out Over Time?

The answer is yes it does. The makeup of coolant includes "inhibitors" that protect the metal material used to manufacture the engine, the radiator, the water pump, and the heater core. The inhibitors act as an anti-corrosive agent the keep the metal from breaking down. However, these inhibitors eventually get depleted and when this happens the engine becomes vulnerable to breakage.

Is There a Way to Tell if the Coolant is Worn Out?

The best way to find out if the coolant is worn down is to take your car to a professional service provider and have it checked. The average person will not be able to tell if there are metal particles floating in the coolant or if the concentration level is correct for your system. Flushing the coolant when needed is the smart choice to keep your engine in the best working order for your safety and peace of mind.

What is the Best Place to Have My Car Serviced? 

No matter the make of your car, Subaru Concord and Subaru South Blvd is the place to service your car. Our mechanics have the equipment, the knowledge, and the training to know exactly how to service your car. Your car will always be cared for by the highest standards at our dealership.

Make getting your coolant flushed a regular part of your car maintenance by calling to make an appointment today.  


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