If you're experiencing leaks or corrosion with the cooling system in your car, chances are you need to drain the antifreeze from the engine block. Antifreeze, or coolant antifreeze, is a vital component in your car's cooling system, and it's important to maintain it properly to avoid costly repairs. Drainage Cumbria are a blocked drains company in Cumbria, and we've put together this guide to help you flush your car's cooling system with fresh water, removing the old antifreeze, and ensuring a properly functioning cooling system.
The engine in your car generates a lot of heat, and if it's not properly cooled, it can cause serious damage. This is where the cooling system comes in: it's responsible for regulating the temperature of the engine and preventing it from overheating. The cooling system is made up of several components, including the radiator, hoses, water pump, and thermostat, all of which work together to circulate coolant (antifreeze) throughout the engine.
Antifreeze has several important jobs. One, it helps regulate the temperature of the engine by absorbing heat and carrying it away. Two, it helps prevent corrosion and rust by lubricating the cooling system's components. And three, it acts as a barrier to keep the water in the cooling system from freezing during cold weather.
Over time, the antifreeze in your car's cooling system can become dirty and contaminated. Dirt, rust, and debris can build up, which can clog or damage the system's components. An inferior coolant can also cause problems. To avoid this, it's important to drain and flush the system periodically, removing the old antifreeze and replacing it with fresh, clean water.
To drain the antifreeze from your engine block, you'll need a few tools and supplies:
Follow these steps to drain and flush the cooling system:
Maintaining the proper level and quality of engine coolant is key to preventing problems with your car's cooling system. Here are some tips for keeping your coolant in good condition:
If you're not comfortable draining and flushing your car's cooling system yourself, or if you're experiencing more serious issues with your car's drains or plumbing, Drainage Cumbria can help. We offer a range of services to keep your plumbing and drainage systems in top condition, including drain repair, gutter cleaning, CCTV surveys, and more. Located in the North West of England, we're proud to serve the Cumbria community. Contact us today at 01228 734162 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.