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Why do I need a coolant flush?

Question: My owner’s manual shows that I’m due for a coolant flush at 90,000 miles. What does coolant do? And do I really need a coolant flush?  Answer: A coolant flush or cooling system flush is modern-day terminology for ridding your radiator of rust, dirt, sludge and old antifreeze or “radiator fluid.” The fluid is…

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Why does the price of a coolant flush vary among repair shops?

Question: My car repair shop recently recommended a coolant flush. Their estimate seemed high, so I called a couple of other shops to compare prices. Every shop had a different price–by a wide margin. Why would the cost vary so much for a basic fluid flush?  Answer: Although a cooling system flush – a.k.a. radiator…

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Cooling system flush prevents overheating, engine damage

Question: My owner’s manual suggests getting cooling system flushes performed on my car, but it’s running fine. Do I really need this done? Answer: Your engine cooling system helps keep your engine from overheating, which is one of the most common causes of breakdowns and internal engine damage. A cooling system flush is basic maintenance…

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