Each vehicle requires maintenance to operate as best it can. The coolant flush or radiator is normally not the first service that comes to mind when thinking about preventative maintenance, but it plays a vital role in the operation of the cooling system. The coolant or antifreeze keeps the engine from overheating as it runs and from freezing as temperatures drop to less than 32 ◦F. Just like the engine oil, transmission fluid and other fluids that help cool and lubricate a vehicle’s mechanisms, the coolant should be flushed and replenished at the recommended mileage and time interval listed in the vehicle’s owner’s manual. If your vehicle is due for a coolant flush near Clearwater, FL, schedule a service appointment at VW of New Port Richey continue reading below to learn more!
Coolant flushes are important because over time, the coolant and antifreeze in the reservoir become worn down, and dirty from particles, sediment and rust it picks up while circulating the radiator. These particles may clog the heater core or radiator or the engine may overheat, heads may warp and gaskets might be blown out, all leading to expensive repairs. Drivers can tell that their transmission needs to be flushed when the temperature gauge is consistently higher than usual, there is a grinding noise coming from the engine, the antifreeze leaks an orange or green fluid, and/or there are rust particles in the coolant and antifreeze reservoir.
If your vehicle is due for a coolant flush in the Clearwater, FL area, we encourage you to schedule a service appointment at Volkswagen of New Port Richey! Our service center provides a wide variety of services to most makes and models, but we specialize in Volkswagen vehicles. Interested parties can schedule a service appointment at our Volkswagen of New Port Richey Service Center online or by giving our team a call at 833-905-0388. We hope to see you soon!