Flushing your vehicle's coolant every two years is a necessary maintenance process that should be adhered to by every vehicle owner. A vehicle's coolant will not change colour or consistency very much over its lifetime, but it does change in terms of effectiveness. Because of this it is important to monitor when coolant was last changed. Read on to learn more about why coolant flushes are a mandatory maintenance procedure.
What Does Coolant Do?
Your vehicle's coolant helps regulate your engines temperature by transferring heat away from critical engine components. Components such as cylinder heads, pumps, and radiators all need to be kept cool in order for safe and efficient vehicle operation.
Why Does Coolant Need to Be Changed?
The coolant in your vehicle is not only responsible for keeping parts cool, but also for providing corrosion resistance to key internal parts in the engine. If the coolant expires and is allowed to remain in the engine for an extended period of time, corrosion will begin. Corrosion on the inside of the engine is virtually impossible to fix, and can drastically lower the lifespan of your vehicle.
How Can it Be Changed?
Hansma Automotive is an expert at providing coolant flushes, as well as other vehicle fluid maintenance. It is technically possible to flush the fluid yourself, but the exact process is time consuming and will vary depending on vehicle make and model.
For more information, visit this NAPA guide on vehicle coolant system maintenance.