A car’s radiator is one of its most important components, since it ensures that the engine runs at the proper temperature. Unfortunately, radiator problems are common since the cooling system is subject to wear and tear. If it’s been a few years since your car has had a radiator flush, contact Central Lube today at (919) 763-1377 (Clayton) or (919) 763-1378 (Smithfield). This is just one of the many auto services we provide just a short drive away from Raleigh, NC.
What Coolant Does
Coolant, also called antifreeze, removes heat from the engine and dissipates it into the surrounding air. This is done by running the coolant fluid through the engine to collect heat and then sending it through the radiator, where extra heat “radiates” into the atmosphere. Since a car’s engine produces a large amount of heat, and even one overheating component can cause the entire system to fail, choosing the proper radiator fluid and replacing it at regular intervals is important.
In addition to cooling the engine, antifreeze serves two important purposes: protecting the cooling system at extreme temperatures and inhibiting rust and corrosion from building up in the system. To avoid the trouble caused by these issues, get a radiator flush every other year, or every 40,000 miles. Replacing the coolant fluid in your engine can also help protect it from extreme temperatures.
Flushing a Car Radiator
At Central Lube, we have coolant flushing down to an art. First, we drain old radiator coolant from the vehicle after making sure that the engine is completely cool. Then, we rinse the radiator itself to remove any debris. We’ll also inspect the system to let you know if there are any parts that need to be replaced. Finally, we add the new fluid. The entire process takes about half an hour, making this an easy service to squeeze into even the busiest schedule.
Make an Appointment Today!
Maintaining your vehicle is the key to staying safe on the road, so contact us today to make sure every part of your car is in perfect working order. In addition to flushing radiators, we also replace cabin air filters, flush engines, and replace serpentine belts, among others. Next time you need an oil change or vehicle inspection, call (919) 763-1377 (Clayton) or (919) 763-1378 (Smithfield) to make an appointment at one of our locations a quick trip away from Raleigh, North Carolina.