The radiator in your car is essential a heat exchanger, because it transfer heat from hot coolant that flows to it and into the air that is blown through the radiator fan. This process is extremely important because it helps in the system's job of protecting your vehicle's engine from overheating. The coolant helps lubricate parts and absorb heat, and the radiator helps to transfer that heat so that the coolant can continue circulating and doing its job.
Since the coolant also picks up dirt and grime during its circulation, the cooling system can become dirty and clogged up which is when a radiator flush is needed. A radiator flush consists of cleaning out all of the old coolant and anti-freeze in the system. Next, radiator cleaning solutions are pumped through to remove contaminants and dirt build-up that may be clogging the system. Finally, a new and fresh coolant mixture is added back into the system.
If you notice that your engine's temperature gauge is higher than normal or you're experiencing symptoms of your engine overheating, you may be due for a radiator flush. Bring your vehicle into Honest Wrenches for an evaluation and we can determine what your vehicle needs. A radiator flush not only protects your engine but can help other components work properly and without error such as the water pump and radiator fan.
A broken radiator can leave you stranded, so being proactive and making sure that your vehicle receives proper preventative maintenance will protect you from major issues on the road. Here at Honest Wrenches, we want to help you do so by guiding you through maintenance practices and helping you with your radiator flush when you need it.