Why Should I Get A Coolant Flush?Oct 20th, 2020
THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING A COOLANT FLUSH
WHAT IS DEXCOOL?
Dexcool is the name of your General Motors car, truck or SUV’s coolant or anti-freeze and it requires regular maintenance like most other automotive fluids. Dexcool plays a vital role in keeping your engine cool and also heats the cabin of your vehicle. If your coolant is ignored, your vehicle may overheat and engine damage could occur.
WHAT DOES DEXCOOL DO?
Your vehicle's engine creates a lot of energy and heat while the car is moving. The exhaust and cooling system work together to make sure the engine stays cool. Dexcool absorbs the heat from the engine and stops the engine water from boiling in the summer. It also helps prevent metal parts from rusting and rubber or plastic parts from corroding.
WHY IS DEXCOOL SO IMPORTANT?
Without Dexcool, the heat produced during constant internal combustion would ruin the engine very quickly. Although Dexcool is mixed with water, the water alone isn’t able to keep the engine cool. The heat of the engine would eventually start boiling the water, or the summer heat would evaporate it.
WHY SHOULD I GET A COOLANT FLUSH?
Many of the engines in new GM vehicles today are smaller than they used to be, which means a significant amount of heat is created. The cooling system is responsible for maintaining the engine at an acceptable operating temperature. A coolant system flush insures the anti-freeze is doing the correct job. Anti-freeze has a lifespan which needs to be changed periodically. It contains chemicals that prevent corrosion, however, anti-freeze that is old will actually speed up corrosion.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET A COOLANT FLUSH?
It is recommended that your cooling system be flushed every five years or 240,000 kms. Our Bennett GM Certified Service Technicians will flush the coolant from your car, truck or SUV. We will also make sure everything is operating as it should and replace the fluid with AC Delco Dexcool.