WHY GET A COOLANT FLUSH?
May 1st, 2014
Pictured below is a brand new water pump and a very used and worn water pump. You might notice on the used one in the second picture there are no fins left on the fan as there are in the new one pictured. What might cause this you ask? Not getting the coolant flushed. Numerous components of the cooling system can be damaged if not taken care of properly. Some of the more costly repairs could be a blown head gasket, a leaking intake manifold gasket, a heater core, a radiator, or the water pump.
Flushing the coolant in your vehicle can be labeled as regularly scheduled maintenance. Each vehicle has its own recommended schedule (found in the owners manual) and depending on the climate in your area; it may be recommended to do it more often if you experience extreme weather conditions. So ...