I have a 2013 hyundai elantra. Has 31,600 miles. Dealer recommended having radiator flushed and filled. What is your opinion?

Ed Leonard

Asked by Oct 29, 2015 at 05:15 PM about the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Can't hurt, but modern cars are designed to go 50,000 + miles without coolant change unless there is a leak or something.

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I wouldn't. I bought my '93 Chevrolet Caprice brand new. Every 2 years, as recommended by Chevrolet, I had the cooling system flushed at the dealer. In the 19 years I owned it I went through 3 radiators, 3 sets of hoses, 2 thermostats, and 2 intake manifold gaskets. When I sold the car in 2012 it was the intake manifold gasket was leaking, again!! Unless I'm having a cooling system issue I'll never flush a cooling system again!! HTH. -Jim

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