When you own a car, you have to monitor several parts to ensure that this machine always runs at its best. Of course, you will put gas when you need fuel and probably check and change your oil as your CrossDrilledRotors.ca mechanic recommends: every 3 months or 3,000 miles. But you will also need to, on occasion; flush out your radiator to make sure the cooling system vehicle also remains in tact.
There are a few basic benefits to flushing your radiator (as opposed to simply adding more coolant).
Benefit #1: The Removal of Deposits and Contaminants
Obviously, the first benefit to flushing your radiator is that it helps to remove any rust or scale deposits that may have built up over time. Anti-freeze, after all, is a chemical liquid and, as such, degrade over time. Coolant has additives which can lose their important anti-corrosive properties the longer you use it. Of course, this builds up as particles in the system. Similarly, dust and other small debris can make its way into the radiator as you drive. Flushing the radiator out ensures that these deposits do not build up too heavily, which can cause overheating and, eventually damage the radiator.
Benefit #2: Lubricating the Water Pump
Radiator coolant is designed, of course, to keep the system cool and part of keeping the system cool is making sure that the water pump remains lubricated. This helps to keep water moving smoothly and efficiently, improving your engine’s performance and extending the life of your water pump.
Benefit #3: Adding new anti-freeze/coolant will also influx your system with new additives that will help prevent the buildup of these deposits and will help to prevent rust. Furthermore, this can also help to prevent foaming within the system which can decrease efficiency.
Benefit #4: System Inspection
Of course, anytime you change the oil in your car, change a tire, or flush your radiator it also affords you the secondary benefit of inspecting the system as a whole. When you change a tire, for example, it is the perfect opportunity to check your brake pads. When you flush your radiator, too, it is the perfect time to conduct pressure tests to look for any potential leaks in the system. Of course, if you hire a mechanic to flush your radiator, this inspection will likely be included in the price of service.