Most people know that the coolant in your radiator keeps your engine from freezing in the winter but it also helps keep things cool in the summer. All too often people are driving with the incorrect mixture or old coolant in their vehicles because they have not been educated on the service needs of their vehicle.
Radiator coolant actually raises the boiling point of the water, allowing it to carry more heat away from the engine, and that means a cooler running engine. If you're running low on coolant, things can get steamy fast. It only takes a second to check your coolant level. Most cars have an opaque coolant overflow tank right next to the radiator. It's white plastic, but you can see inside to see if there's enough fluid to keep things safe.
You'll also see markings on the side telling you the low and high levels. Always check your coolant level when the car is cold. What about a Radiator Flush and when do I do a radiator flush? A Cooling System Flush Service is important because the coolant in your radiator can break down and start to corrode the interior of your radiator and engine leading to cooling problems and preventable repairs. A cooling system flush once a year is affordable insurance against cooling system repairs. Your car's radiator and cooling system need to be clean to be cool. Your car's radiator builds solid deposits that can clog the cooling system. A cooling system flush can keep the system in shape.