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Monthly Archives: October 2020

5 Benefits of a Radiator Flush

5 Benefits of a Radiator Flush

Most drivers are familiar with essential fluids such as engine oil, coolant, and brake fluid. However, the radiator fluid is just as important as the others for optimal vehicle performance. The radiator fluid is a combination of coolant and water. It works to keep the water pump lubricated and the engine cool. Over time, the radiator fluid can lose its lubrication properties. Extended use without maintenance can prevent the fluid from freezing at sub-zero temperatures, leading to significant damage. It’s best to schedule a routine radiator maintenance service before this happens. There are two types of radiator service: a radiator drain and a radiator flush.  The radiator drain removes half of the coolant within the system. The downside of this service is that it leaves most of the contaminants inside. Any new coolant added to the system will be mixed with old, polluted coolant. While this service is less expensive, it’s also considerably less effective at maintainin ... read more

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