Why Flush? Ask IKE…

 Ask IKE @Advanced Automotive Service Center about why you should flush Cooling System

My engine never overheats. Why should I get a cooling system service in West Chester or Exton?

Advanced Automotive and NAPA’s Answer:
“That’s a really good question to ask, because if you don’t have the full answer you may end up in trouble. It would seem that if your engine is running at the proper temperature that everything must be OK. But the fact is that engine overheating is the most common cause of mechanical failure. So how do you get from everything is just fine (and I know customers do watch that temperature gauge) to suddenly overheating and potential engine damage?

Truth is, it is not a sudden process, but it is an invisible one. Your engine coolant circulates through your engine where it absorbs heat and then flows through the radiator where it is cooled – and then back to the engine again. As long as the coolant is able to flow freely – and there are no leaks – then the coolant can do its vital job. This is the point where auto owners have to look deeper

The cooling system is a detrimental environment: very hot, with a number of reactive materials like various types of metal, plastics and rubber. Over time the coolant becomes corrosive. Small pieces of metal and other materials flake off and circulate in the coolant. As these bits start to clog up the small passages in the radiator, they reduce the coolant flow, leading to overheating. Corrosive coolant can actually eat away at the system and cause leaks as well. (For some humans, this sounds a lot like plaque buildup with eventual heart disease– or gall bladder leakage into the stomach, ugh, with sudden pain.)

New coolant is full of anti-corrosion additives. These additives neutralize the reactions that lead to corrosion. The additives are eventually used up, leaving the cooling system unprotected. (Have you seen the commercial with the guy eating chalk in the lunchroom?)

This is why your car maker and the team at Advanced Automotive give a recommendation for when your cooling system should be serviced. Your Advanced Automotive S-C technician can also test your coolant for freeze point and PH to see if it needs to be replaced (if you’ve added straight water to the system these numbers may be off). You need to get fresh coolant in there to continue to protect against harmful corrosion.

So car owners who’ve gone beyond the recommended service interval should take care of this critical maintenance service to prevent unnecessary repairs down the road.” (The products for flushing the human system are everywhere these days! People swear by the curative, cleansing effects. I can’t attest to that for the human system, (yet) but it sure is true for automotive systems.)

Advanced Automotive Service Center, Inc.
1460 Pottstown Pike
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380

Thanks goes to NAPA for focus on this topic.



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