FLUID FLUSH SERVICES
Fluid flush services replace old fluid with new. In some cases, however, to fully flush fluids requires the middle step of rinsing or cleansing the entire system by running water or a specialized cleaner through the system to remove 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
Since vehicles have several mechanical systems that require fluids for lubrication or cooling purposes, there are several types of fluid flushes. 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 or if the system has been overheated. This happens in a lot of stop-and-go traffic situations.
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, a 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. Not just that, it also does a number of other important jobs, making it a vital car fluid to keep your engine running smoothly.
Fuel System Flush: Although many quick-lube stations recommend you flush fluids in your fuel system every 5,000 to 10,000 miles, 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: 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 should be performed 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.
There are as many ways to flush car fluids as there are fluid varieties, each with its own flushing needs. 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.
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 will 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.