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HOW OFTEN SHOULD COOLANT BE FLUSHED?

HOW OFTEN SHOULD COOLANT BE FLUSHED?

The easiest way to explain it, a radiator is part of a system designed to keep your engine cool. However, while many people know what a radiator does, few know the vital maintenance task required to keep it in good condition — radiator flushing. In our article we explain what radiator flushing is, why it's so important, and how to perform this easy task yourself. HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU FLUSH YOUR RADIATOR? The best way to find out when you're due for a radiator flush is to consult your car owner's manual. However, there are some cases where you may need to flush your radiator in shorter intervals that your owner's manual recommends. It will depend on the weather conditions in which you drive your car and your driving habits. You should flush your radiator once every five years or every 100,000 miles that you go. However, there are some signs that your car needs a coolant flush. How do you know if you need a radiator flush? If you notice any debris, rust, or corrosion on your radia ... read more

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A Failing OR Failed CATALYTIC CONVERTER

A Failing OR Failed CATALYTIC CONVERTER

First let's cover what a catalytic converter is for your vehicle. A catalytic converter is a car component that works to reduce vehicle emissions and pollution. It is a metal canister installed in the exhaust system. It is filled with a chemical catalyst, usually a platinum and palladium mixture, and helps to convert the vehicle's emissions into non-harmful gasses. Typically, a damaged catalytic converter will show one of five signs that will alert the driver that replacement may be required. We, at Masters Touch Automobile, put together the list for you so you know what to keep an eye and ear out for: 1. RATTLING NOISE A loud rattling noise from under your vehicle is a sign of a bad or failing catalytic converter. If a catalytic converter becomes old or damaged internally from extremely rich fuel mixtures, the catalyst coated honeycomb meshes on the inside of the converter can collapse or break apart, causing a rattle. The rattle may be more obvious when starting the vehicle and will ... read more

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