A coolant flush and fill is basic
maintenance for your cooling system,
and will help ensure maximum
performance from your car's
heating and cooling systems.
Corrosion can damage the radiator,
water pump, thermostat, radiator cap,
hoses and other parts of the cooling
system, as well as to the car
And that can cause a car engine
Check your car's owner's manual
to see the recommended interval
for changing your antifreeze and
flushing your coolant system.
New antifreeze will help your car's
engine run cooler, and flushing it
will remove any dirt, rust or sediment
which may damage the water pump
and clog the engine water jacket
If you do-it-yourself, make sure to
dispose of used antifreeze according
to your local laws and regulations.
Use a closed container to store it,
and never let used antifreeze drain
onto the ground or into storm
Remember, antifreeze is toxic.
Keep it away from children and
Consider using a flush solution,
which can remove much more
sediment and rust than normal
Also, an extra container of antifreeze
should be part of every car's
emergency kit in case you
experience a leak.
Make certain you know what antifreeze
is designated for your vehicle.
Check your owner's manual or ask for
assistance at your favorite parts
store for the proper type and