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Q: When do I need a radiator flush?

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I recently went to a Valvoline for an oil change, and they were pretty adamant that I needed a radiator/coolant flush just based on my mileage, but it seemed to me like they were just trying to upsell. I don't think they noticed an actual issue. Is this regular maintenance I should do, even if there's not a problem? About how much should it cost?

My car has 62000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. Your coolant should be changed as regular maintenance. The coolant in your car should be changed about every 5 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Having it changed will help the engine and various other components last longer.

If the coolant still looks fairly clean then I would simply get the coolant drained out and refilled. If the coolant is very dirty then a flush may be needed at a higher cost. If you need to have this done and would like a price quote, a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to make sure your coolant is maintained properly.

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