Flushing the Coolant System on Your BMW: A Do-It-Yourself Job or Not?

check-coolantIt’s a good idea to flush the coolant system on your BMW at least twice per year. Some people can go years without even paying much attention to the coolant system aside from checking the levels. The radiator and coolant system in your BMW is responsible for helping keep the engine running at an optimal temperature.

You may have coolant in it right now or anti-freeze following a long winter, which is why it’s a good idea to flush the system twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.

For those individuals who are considered do-it-yourselfers, it may be tempting to flush the system yourself. It’s not a complicated process, but there are environmental concerns that need to be thought about before doing this. First and foremost, it’s absolutely essential that coolant doesn’t spill onto the driveway, get into the ground, or be left if there is a spill. Animals, including domestic cats, dogs, and other creatures could be killed if they were to drink some of that spilled antifreeze.

Another thing to consider is disposing of that coolant. It may cost money and be difficult for you to find a place that will accept the coolant for disposal. It is considered hazardous waste and needs to be handled differently than other fluids. You also need to have a closed and sealed container to cart it around.

Flushing the coolant system may also require running a hose through it to make sure you get all of the coolant out. This can make it even more impractical to flush the system yourself.

Bringing your BMW into an authorized service center is the best option to have the coolant flushed and replaced for your BMW and the environment. Bimmex is one of the best in the area, so contact them today to have your coolant level replaced and your system flushed, thus keeping your engine protected at all times.

2015-05-25T17:47:05+00:00 May 25th, 2015|Service|

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