Fluid Flush Services
Wondering how often to flush your car radiator? What other car and truck fluids need to be flushed? We've got you covered.
Fluid flush services replace old fluid with new. In some cases, to fully flush fluids requires the step of rinsing or cleansing the entire system. Cleansing removes any grit or grime that may have accumulated over time. That way, there are no contaminants in the system when fresh fluid is put in.
Your Car Fluids Need Maintenance
Vehicles have several mechanical systems that require fluids for lubrication or cooling purposes. There are several types of fluid flushes.
If you are in doubt as to whether your vehicle needs a fluid flush, our auto mechanics can recommend what you need. We can also perform any required flushes for you without any fuss.
How to Flush Your Car
Here are the ways you can flush car fluids and how often they should be done for maintenance purposes:
Brake Fluid Flush: You may need a brake fluid flush if moisture has made its way into your brake system. Another common cause is if the system has been overheated, which can happen in stop-and-go traffic.
Engine Oil Flush: Regular oil changes at intervals recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual are part of proper motor oil maintenance. Running a cleanser through the engine system may cause more problems than it can fix because sludgy contaminants can be dislodged and obstruct the oil pump pickup screen. In some cases, cleansing the system can relieve other issues. Our team can let you know what's right for your car.
Engine Coolant Flush: Engine coolant, or antifreeze, stops the water in your engine's cooling system from freezing. It also does a number of other important jobs, making it a vital car fluid to keep your engine running smoothly.
Fuel System Flush: Many quick-lube stations recommend you flush fluids in your fuel system every 5,000 to 10,000 miles, but this service is really only necessary every 15-20,000 miles. This procedure requires specialized tools and is best done by an experienced mechanic.
Power Steering Fluid Flush: Our auto mechanics inspect the power steering fluid as part of our normal auto checks. We recommend a flush of the fluids in your power steering system if black grit or metal flakes are present or the substance smells burnt.
Radiator Flush: How often do you need a radiator flush? It depends. Vehicles produced in 2011 and later use a range of coolants that do not require frequent radiator flushes. These coolants withstand greater temperatures and have better corrosion protection. Consult with your owner’s manual or a mechanic for an appropriate flushing schedule. For older cars and trucks, draining the coolant and flushing the radiator should be done every two years or 30-40,000 miles.
Transmission Fluid Flush: A transmission flush is needed every 35,000 miles or at the intervals indicated in your car owner’s manual. More frequent flushes can actually harm the transmission. Each transmission flush should also include a filter change.
We offer BG Products to our customers. BG is a global leader in fluid maintenance service products. Our technicians are trained by BG in proper performance of each service. These products add efficiency, miles per gallon, and long term reliability to your car. We would be happy to talk with you about the various products we carry and their uses.