At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.
Coolant - Coolant, or anti-freeze, is chemically designed to withstand very low temperatures without freezing. However - it does break down or become contaminated over time. If your coolant isn’t in good condition, it can freeze inside the engine. This can cause the vehicle to overheat, since the flow of coolant is blocked, or worse - ice expanding in your engine can cause the block or heads to crack, which essentially means you’ll need a new engine.
Debris - Rust or other contaminants eventually make their way into your cooling system. This debris will eventually clog critical components, such as the radiator, that are vital to keeping your engine going. Your heater core may also become clogged, which means the heater won’t work as well as it should. A coolant flush not only prevents clogging in the first place but gets the debris that has already settled in the system out of there - which keeps everything running smoothly.
Components - Keeping your fluid in shape keeps the whole system in shape. The various valves that control the climate inside the vehicle, the water pump that circulates coolant, the thermostat that controls the temperature, and many other components all depend on clean coolant to function reliably. If you haven’t had a coolant system flush in a while, get one done before there’s an issue.
No matter your repair or maintenance needs, our professional technicians have you covered. For the best automotive service shop in Ithaca, NY, call or stop by Autoworks today.
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