Your vehicle's cooling system is extremely important. It's what regulates the temperature in your engine and protects if from overheating, damage and breakdowns. The cooling system also keeps your engine from freezing during the winter months.
One of the most common causes of car problems and breakdowns is cooling system failure. A failure in the cooling system can cause severe engine damage. Problems can stem from low coolant levels, old coolant. or leaks. Fortunately, it's easy to prevent problems by having your cooling system checked and maintenance regularly. You should have your coolant flushed and refilled as often as your vehicle's manufacturer recommends.
Engine coolant runs through the system. The radiator uses cooler air to bring down the temperature of the coolant.
During a coolant flush, all fluids in the cooling system is removed. A hose is attached to both ends of the cooling system and the entire system is power flushed and cleaned. Then a new coolant mixture is pushed through the system. A flush is different from a simple drain and refill because it replaces all of the old coolant, and flushes out sludge, rust, and dirt buildup. A drain and refill entails only draining and refilling the coolant in the radiator. Flushing the coolant is your vehicle's cooling system is a great way to maintain a healthy engine.
As coolant gets older, it begins to lose its protective properties and doesn't do its job as well as it used to. Sludge, dirt and rust can also buildup in the cooling system which can cause a blockage into a hose or line. Having fresh coolant and a clean system better protects and cools all components.