Regular maintenance to your vehicle will help prevent expensive repair costs in the future.

As your vehicle burns gas, the engine generates heat. Coolant dispels extreme temperatures and helps your vehicle function properly. Without coolant, your vehicle would be susceptible to overheating and, eventually, a total mechanical breakdown.

Some of the signs that your vehicle may need a radiator flush include high-temperature gauge readings, steam rising from the engine, the strong smell of antifreeze, puddles under your car and the illumination of the coolant warning light.

The water pump is the central part of your cooling system. It guides the coolant between your vehicle's engine and radiator. In the case of pumps that have belts, they may wear which can cause a seal leak and they drip. If a belt breaks, heat can't be carried away from the engine.

An annual inspection of the cooling system is necessary to test coolant levels. If there is an issue, Belle Tire will help perform a radiator flush to keep your coolant flowing consistently through your engine. Our automotive experts will inspect critical areas such as the coolant system hoses, accessory belt, radiator tank leak and water pump in addition to checking for any visible leaks.

Belle Tire recommends having your radiator flushed every two years by one of our certified automotive experts. Stop by any of our locations in Michigan, northern Ohio or Indiana to have your cooling system inspected by one of our automotive experts.