Why Does My Car Need a Coolant Flush?

Why Does My Car Need a Coolant Flush?

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The Value of Coolant Replacement and Coolant Flush Service

We guarantee Crown Buick GMC offers the best Buick coolant flush and GMC coolant flush service in St. Petersburg, FL. Bring your valuable car, truck, or SUV to us for all of your routine maintenance needs, including oil and filter changes, tire rotations, fluid checks, and more.

Our service and parts specials help our customers save money on each and every visit with handy Protection Plans, Gap Coverage Plans, and Appearance Guard Plans for your new and Certified Pre-Owned Buick or GMC vehicles.

The Science of the Coolant Flush

What does a coolant flush do and why does my car need one? That’s a good question. Your car’s engine components work hard and generate a great deal of heat due to the constant internal combustion going on. That’s why it needs a healthy cooling system.

The cooling system sends liquid engine coolant (antifreeze) through the passages in the engine block and heads. While the coolant flows through these passages, it absorbs excess heat from the engine. The heated fluid then goes through a rubber radiator hose to the radiator mounted in the front of the car. As it flows through the radiator and tubes, it’s cooled by an air stream entering in via the front grill.

What’s the Purpose of a Coolant Flush?

The coolant flush flowing through your auto or truck engine works hard. As it does, it gathers contaminants like rust and scale deposits which can damage the radiator and hamper its functionality. A cooling system flush from Crown Buick GMC removes the old, damaged coolant and replaces it with fresh.

There are many important routine maintenance services you should have listed on your vehicle’s maintenance schedule—like oil changes, brake checks, and tire rotations—and you want to make sure that coolant level checks, and coolant system checks are included.

How Do I Know My Car Needs a Coolant Flush?

The easiest way to determine if your vehicle is in need of a coolant or radiator flush is to pay attention to the temperature gauge. If your engine is running hot or overheating, there could be a number of issues causing this, including cooling system leaks, blocked hoses, a broken water pump, or other radiator issues.

To best figure out which issue is causing your car’s overheating problems, it’s a good idea to trust a certified mechanic from a reputable Service Center like the one at Crown Buick GMC in St. Petersburg. Our technicians are highly trained in coolant system repair and maintenance, and can have your vehicle fixed and ready to go in no time.

How Often Should My Car Get a Coolant Flush Service?

If you have the time, you can check your owner’s manual to find out the manufacturer’s recommended radiator coolant flush intervals. Or, to make it easier on yourself, you can stop by Crown Buick GMC and have our certified technicians check for you.

Most experts recommend a coolant flush service every 30,000 miles to maintain optimal performance of your vehicle. By staying current with this service, you can help protect your cooling system and engine against damage.

When you schedule an appointment with us, our trained technicians will do a comprehensive coolant system check to evaluate performance, check for damage, and determine potential problems with the water pump, radiator, thermostat, belts, and more. By catching problems early, you can save your vehicle from bigger problems in the future.

Stop By Crown Buick GMC For All Your Auto Needs

At Crown Buick GMC, we not only sell great cars, trucks, and SUVs—like the tough and trusted GMC Sierra—but we help owners keep them great with affordable routine maintenance service, detailed engine, and system repair, tire care, and collision service. Isn’t it time to make an appointment with us today and start taking good care of your vehicle?

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