Your engine is the lifeblood of your vehicle, so it makes sense that you should take extra care of it. Considering all the tasks your engine is asked to preform, it's no surprise that junk and debris can build up over time in your engine system. One way to get rid of that excess build up is to preform an engine flush. Today, we look at the engine flush and why it is beneficial for your car.
Before we explain the benefits of flushing your engine, we'll explain how the process works.
When you bring your car in for an engine flush, the mechanic will begin by draining your oil and pouring some chemicals into your engine. He'll then start your car and let it idle for 5-10 minutes. This will allow the cleaning product to reach everywhere that oil would normally reach. Once the mechanic is satisfied that the cleaning agent has done its job, he'll turn off your car and drain the chemicals. He'll then pour the new oil back in your vehicle, and you'll be all set.
Here are a few benefits of a full engine flush:
Remove Buildup - Stop and go driving takes a toll on your engine, and this type of driving can cause particle buildup inside your engine. These deposits inhibit normal oil flow, and can cause problems with your engine and other systems. The engine flush will help remove these particles.
Helps Keep Oil Clean - If you flush your engine, the oil you put in it right afterwards is going to go into a freshly cleaned compartment. This will obviously help keep the oil fresh and your engine running cleaner for longer periods.
Get The Small Stuff - Your oil filter is designed to sift out some troublesome particles. The filter removes particles bigger than 1/1,000th of an inch, but smaller particles exist in the engine component, and they too can cause problems. Flushing your engine can remove these microscopic particles that were missed by the oil filter.
Clean Engine Components - If the buildup in your engine gets too bad, other parts of your engine can get gummed up. The engine flush removes junk in all parts of the engine, which helps it run better as a collective unit. This can help your car's power and fuel efficiency.
It should be noted, though, that some newer engines are designed in such a way that owners don't need regular engine flushes. Consult your owner's manual or do an online search if you are unsure if your newer model could benefit from an engine flush.
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