Radiator Coolant Flush Service
Why do I need to replace my radiator coolant?
Your vehicle’s engine generates enough heat to destroy itself. Coolant is an integral part of the functionality of your vehicle and helps keep the engine at the proper temperature. Heat is produced every time you drive your vehicle. Therefore it is important to have your vehicle’s coolant replaced, by Brakes Plus, every two years or 24,000 miles to help prolong your engine’s life.
- Inspect cooling system and check for leaks
- Remove old coolant
- Refill with correct amount of coolant
What are the main components of a coolant system?
- Water Pump
- Heater Core
- Head Gaskets
- Heater Hoses
- Heater Control Valve
What is Radiator / Engine Coolant?
Radiator fluid is the antifreeze coolant used in your radiator to help keep your engine cool. Your vehicle should always have adequate amounts of the correct type of radiator fluid, this will keep your engine cooler and help your engine last longer. Check the levels of coolant in your radiator and cooling system frequently, and occasionally replace the radiator fluid in your vehicle.
What does the radiator coolant do?
The main purpose of the coolant in your engine is to remove the excess heat through the radiator. Engine coolant is also called antifreeze because chemicals are added to keep it from freezing in cold climates, so you can continue to operate your vehicle. The engine coolant is circulated through your engine block, radiator and heater core by the water pump. The water pump spins near the same RPM as your engine, so its bearings need to be cooled and lubricated. The antifreeze in your vehicle therefore is also a lubricant for the water pump. Lastly, it’s important for your cooling system to remain clean, even on the inside to promote good heat transfer so your coolant also is a corrosion inhibitor for the various types of materials it comes in contact with.