Whether you drive one of our new Lexus vehicles such as a 2016 Lexus RS or you have an older Lexus model, the best thing you can do to prolong the life of your automobile is follow the routine maintenance schedule the Lexus brand recommends for your particular Lexus automobile. One of the things you’ll have to do from time to time to make sure your vehicle continues to work properly is have your automobile’s radiator flushed.
It’s important to take care of your car’s radiator at regular intervals because it is what protects your car in extreme weather conditions. In general, a vehicle’s radiator holds water and antifreeze although some radiators only hold antifreeze. The liquids in your radiator keep your engine cool in warm weather and prevent it from freezing when it’s cold outside.
Over time, the antifreeze in your radiator might become acidic which reduces the liquid’s ability to protect your engine in extreme temperatures. The antifreeze and water in your radiator may also have impurities in them which will prevent the antifreeze from cooling your engine efficiently. If your antifreeze is acidic or it contains too much dirt or sediment, it’s time to have your radiator flushed.
Several factors will influence the frequency with which you’ll need to flush your radiator, including your driving habits and the type of antifreeze that’s in your vehicle. While there is no set rule for exactly when every driver should have their radiators flushed, it’s generally recommended that you have your car’s radiator flushed at least every other year or every 40,000-60,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
You can find the thresholds that dictate when you should have your particular vehicle’s radiator flushed in your car’s owner’s manual. Alternatively, you can give us a call or stop by our Lexus dealership near Palm Coast, FL and we’ll tell you when you should have this service performed.
If it’s time for you to have your radiator flushed, give us a call, visit our website, or stop by Lexus of Orange Park to schedule your next service appointment today.