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Chevrolet Malibu Radiator Flush

A radiator flush is a preventative measure. The flush and drain should be performed on a routine schedule, before the coolant breaks down and causes damage.

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Chevrolet Malibu Radiator Flush

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Chevrolet Malibu Radiator Flush is $211. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L L4
133,352 miles
Garet R  • 
September 6, 2020 6:23 PM  • 
Irvine CA 92604
4.80  hrs
2.00  hrs
2011 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L L4
108,000 miles
Dleo W  • 
September 2, 2020 4:14 PM  • 
Fresno CA 93710
1.70  hrs
1.30  hrs
2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L L4
85,000 miles
Jeff C  • 
August 29, 2020 5:39 PM  • 
Surprise AZ 85374
2.60  hrs
1.30  hrs
2018 Chevrolet Malibu 1.5L L4 Turbo LT
52,526 miles
Julie K  • 
July 30, 2020 12:52 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89119
6.40  hrs
1.60  hrs
2006 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L L4
220,000 miles
Omar C  • 
June 29, 2020 9:54 PM  • 
Desert Hot Springs CA 92240
4.30  hrs
2.00  hrs
2007 Chevrolet Malibu 3.5L V6
67,000 miles
Paul C  • 
June 3, 2020 5:30 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89103
6.10  hrs
1.70  hrs
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L V6
120,000 miles
Gerald W  • 
May 31, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
Elk Grove CA 95624
4.30  hrs
1.10  hrs
2016 Chevrolet Malibu
41,737 miles
Jonathan E  • 
February 16, 2020 4:26 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90044
3.70  hrs
2.00  hrs
2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L L4
171,525 miles
Judarian G  • 
February 8, 2020 5:29 PM  • 
Chula Vista CA 91911
4.00  hrs
1.90  hrs
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L V6
150,000 miles
Rocio N  • 
January 11, 2020 7:35 PM  • 
Gardena CA 90247
3.30  hrs
1.60  hrs
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L V6
125,000 miles
Rocio N  • 
January 2, 2020 11:54 PM  • 
Gardena CA 90247
3.80  hrs
1.50  hrs
2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS
200,000 miles
Angeliuqe M  • 
October 23, 2019 12:31 AM  • 
San Francisco CA 94130
5.90  hrs
1.80  hrs
2002 Chevrolet Malibu Base
247,164 miles
Breanna B  • 
August 21, 2019 2:55 AM  • 
Tracy CA 95376
3.70  hrs
1.80  hrs
2005 Chevrolet Malibu Base
160,000 miles
Daniel N  • 
August 5, 2019 7:59 PM  • 
Norwalk CA 90650
2.30  hrs
2.10  hrs
2013 Chevrolet Malibu LT
130,300 miles
Rosemary S  • 
June 28, 2019 7:27 PM  • 
Whittier CA 90604
1.90  hrs
1.50  hrs
2013 Chevrolet Malibu LS
80,000 miles
Gregory V  • 
June 16, 2019 3:16 PM  • 
Washington PA 15301
2.30  hrs
1.20  hrs
2011 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L L4
155,000 miles
Andika M  • 
Las Vegas NV 89148
5.30  hrs
1.80  hrs
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Finding a mechanic for a Radiator Flush

A radiator flush, also known as a cooling system service, is an essential part of car care. The routine procedure prevents your car’s coolant from deteriorating and becoming corrosive. To keep your engine running cool, you’ll want to find someone who can do the job right. The following tips will help you select a mechanic you can trust.

How to find a mobile mechanic for a Radiator Flush?

Select a certified professional

The new car smell may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean your car doesn’t deserve the best – even if it’s seen better days. You don’t want just anyone popping the hood and poking around. Look for an ASE certified mechanic who has experience working with your car’s make and model.

Do they have a good reputation?

Recommendations, either via word-of-mouth or internet reviews, are a great way to find a stellar mechanic. If a repair business has been around for a long time and has a devoted following, you can bet they operate with intelligence and integrity.

Do they seem professional?

Repair in your driveway should be a professional experience. You’ll know you’re in good hands when a mechanic, in a clean uniform, arrives in a company vehicle equipped with tools and car parts to complete the job. Time to raise your standards.

Don’t be left guessing about quality

There are many different types of coolants on the market. Verify that a high-quality, OEM-style product will be used in your car. Ask about warranties when you schedule an appointment as well. Warranties offer quality assurance and protect you in the rare case that something goes wrong with your repair.

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How to find a local repair shop for a Radiator Flush?

Look for a certified mechanic

Check to make sure the shop is working with only the best, aka ASE certified professionals. And if the shop doesn’t have the right credentials, move on.

Reputation is everything

The best shops have a loyal clientele – and a packed schedule to prove it. Online recommendations or word-of-mouth suggestions will help you find a mechanic with an outstanding reputation.

Are they helpful?

A good shop will take the time to explain how a radiator flush works. They will also be honest about pricing (including giving you an estimate for materials and labor) and won’t try to add on any unnecessary repairs.

Do they offer a warranty?

Although a radiator flush is pretty straightforward, there are instances where the job can go awry. Ask about warranty coverage when you schedule your appointment. A sound warranty provides peace of mind that you’re getting OEM-grade coolant and expert service.

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What is a Radiator Flush?

The radiator is a key part of your car’s cooling system. The radiator is located at the front of your car, directly behind the grille, so it collects lots of cool air as you drive. Using fins, the radiator directs that cool air towards the tubes that house the coolant, and the coolant lowers in temperature.

The coolant can then circulate back to the engine to absorb more heat. This process keeps the engine at a safe temperature, and ensures that your car doesn’t overheat.

Over time, the antifreeze in the system will break down. It will become corrosive, and start to eat at the components in the cooling system and in the engine. To keep that from happening, you want to have a radiator flush, which is also known as a cooling system service or flush.

A flush is a basic service if you don’t have a leak. First, a mechanic will drain the coolant. Then, the mechanic will flush the rest of the system. Then new, clean coolant is added. Your radiator flush service is complete

A radiator flush is a preventative measure. A flush should be performed on a routine schedule, before the antifreeze coolant breaks down and causes damage to your vehicle’s engine and cooling system.

The radiator is located at the front of your car, directly behind the grille, so it collects lots of cool air as you drive. Using fins, the radiator directs that cool air towards the tubes that house the coolant which lowers in temperature and prevents your car from overheating.

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Signs you need a Radiator Flush

Dirty coolant

If you don't flush the cooling system frequently enough, the antifreeze will begin to collect debris and break down in your radiator. As this happens, the coolant will become a brown color. Flushing your system will help drain the dirty liquid, helping your radiator prevent the engine from overheating.

Gunk build up

That brown coolant will eventually begin to turn into sludge, which can build up and clog the coolant system. A radiator flush will help drain this sludge and replace it with clean antifreeze, which will allow your radiator to function properly.

Manufacturer’s maintenance schedule

As previously mentioned, a radiator flush is a preventative measure so that your car doesn't overheat. You shouldn’t wait until your coolant is dirty and sludgy to drain and flush your dirty fluids. Your car comes with a manufacturer’s maintenance schedule, which includes the frequency at which you should flush your cooling system. Make sure to follow your maintenance schedule and get your radiator flush on time.

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How urgent is a Radiator Flush?

The cooling system is a very important part of your car, as is flushing the radiator on time. Flushing and maintaining the radiator not only keeps the cooling system and radiator healthy, but a flush also protects your engine from serious damage, like overheating. This is why its super important to flush your system regularly. Always follow the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule when it comes a radiator flush and cooling system flush services. However, if your vehicle has an antifreeze leak don’t just flush your radiator. Get the entire radiator system checked out.

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