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
Corrosion can damage the radiator, water
radiator cap, hoses and other parts of the cooling
system, as well as to the car heater system.
And that can cause a car engine to overheat.
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 and radiator.
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 drains.
Remember, antifreeze is toxic.
Keep it away from children and animals!
Consider using a flush
solution, which can remove much more
sediment and rust than normal water alone.
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
Check your owner's manual or ask for assistance at your favorite
parts store for the proper type and quantity.