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What are the common symptoms indicating you need to flush the cooling system?


Check Engine warning light is on


Low Coolant warning light is on


Engine is overheating


How important is this service?
A car’s cooling system relies on quality coolant/antifreeze that has been tested in extreme temperatures, and is free from dirt and particles that could hinder performance or lead to the corrosion of engine components. That means it’s important to drain and refill the cooling system at the appropriate time or mileage intervals, ensuring optimum cooling performance and good engine health.
If your coolant is getting old, your car has racked up the miles, or you’ve noticed a change in the colour and consistency of the coolant/antifreeze in the reservoir, it’s time to flush the cooling system and replace the old fluid.

What Are the Benefits of Flushing My Car’s Cooling System?

Apart from peace of mind, here are some of the benefits of flushing your car’s radiator and cooling system:

Removes harmful deposits and scale: Sludge and particles are common in the radiator and hoses, and can lead to more serious engine problems. A flush will rinse these out, for optimum performance.
Lubrication: Replacing tired coolant/antifreeze with a new batch will lubricate moving parts in the cooling system, such as the water pump. This will extend the life of key components in the system.
Improved temperature and corrosion protection for the engine: Opt for a better-quality coolant/antifreeze following a flush, and you’ll better protect your engine from extreme temperatures and corrosion – helping with performance and improving its lifespan.
Knowing exactly what’s in your engine: If you buy a used car, it’s difficult to know what kind of coolant/antifreeze is in the system, its quality, and how often it’s been mixed with other fluids. Replacing old for new after a flush means you know exactly what’s in charge of protecting your Engine.

Our recommendation:

Some vehicles are equipped with a low coolant sensing system. Should this light come on, have your vehicle inspected for leaks or other possible causes for the low coolant level.

Follow the service maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer to get the coolant replaced at regular intervals. In general, it is a good practice to change the coolant every 40,000-50,000 miles.