What is a Radiator Flush and How do You Know if You Need One?

What is a Radiator Flush and How do You Know if You Need One?

Ever been stranded on the side of the road with your hood up and your vehicle steaming? Had trouble starting your car or truck in the dead of winter because the fluid in your engine was frozen? Not fun.


That’s why Jiffy Lube of Indiana offers a Radiator Flush, also known as an Antifreeze/Coolant Exchange, to give your engine a fresh supply of antifreeze. This antifreeze solution keeps fluids from freezing and the flush will help remove contaminants.
SIGNS YOUR VEHICLE NEEDS AN ANTIFREEZE/COOLANT EXCHANGE:

  1. Green or orange fluid pooling beneath your vehicle
  2. Grinding sound coming from engine area
  3. Engine runs hotter than normal just after starting
  4. Steam coming from under the hood
  5. Hot maple-syrup-like smell coming from under the hood

IT’S ALL A BUNCH OF HOT AIR … AND FLUID
A properly functioning cooling system circulates antifreeze/coolant through your engine and radiator, helping reduce heat levels produced by the vehicle’s engine. When your cooling system isn’t functioning properly, the temperature of your engine can get hot enough to damage itself. Heads can warp. Gaskets can blow. Your engine can fail. And all of those can be costly repairs. Having your radiator inspected and keeping antifreeze/coolant fluids topped off can save you a lot of money and time spent on the side of the road.
COOLING SYSTEM FLUSH AND FILL
An Antifreeze/Coolant Flush and Fill at regular intervals can help prevent overheating, freezing, and premature cooling-system corrosion. A Jiffy Lube of Indiana coolant service starts with an examination of your radiator and engine cooling system. Then, old antifreeze/coolant is removed from your radiator and replaced with new antifreeze/coolant per your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.
WARNING: NEVER remove the radiator cap on your vehicle while the engine is still hot or warm. Severe scalding could occur.
Suspect your vehicle could use an AntiFreeze/Coolant Flush? Stop by and see us to have one of our certified technicians determine if your vehicle could benefit from a Radiator Flush and Fill. Find your nearest Jiffy Lube of Indiana now.
At Jiffy Lube of Indiana, we’re here to help. By gathering a few essential items, you and your vehicle are will be prepared for the upcoming colder months. If you need assistance with maintenance on your vehicle, just stop by your nearest Indiana Jiffy Lube. Our qualified technicians would love to help you.

 

 

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