A coolant flush is one of the most important preventative maintenance services you can do for your car or truck.
Kwik Kar Marsh is a full service auto repair and maintenance shop for foreign and domestic cars. Most people have some idea that antifreeze and/or coolant helps prevent the radiator and cooling system from freezing up or boiling over.
Few people understand that coolant also contains special chemical additives to prevent serious damage from rust and corrosion. Over time, the additives wear out. The depleted coolant becomes acidic and can actually corrode the metals in the cooling system. There’s where your trouble begins.
1. Overheating – Old, depleted coolant can’t do it’s job of helping your engine shed heat — and heat is enemy #1. That’s why you have a cooling system in the first place.
2. Corrosion – More cooling system parts are now made with aluminum. In fact, the tubes in your radiator are only the thickness of a soda can top. Since aluminum is very vulnerable to corrosion, old, depleted coolant can allow pin holes to form in the tubes and lead to leakage an overheating.
3. Clogging – When aluminum corrodes, the by-products of corrosion deposit in the radiator. The deposits clog the radiator and actually act like insulators so the system can’t cool as well. As the cooling system gets hotter, even more deposits form. Finally, the whole engine overheats.
4. Leaks – As heat builds in a neglected cooling system, the coolant starts to boil more vigorously and can actually blast holes in your water pump or promote seal failure. The result is loss of coolant and ultimately vehicle breakdown.
Kwik Kar Marsh is located at 1049 Marsh Ln at Beltline Rd and proudly serves Addison, Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch, Dallas, Lewisville, Frisco and Plano.