Check Out the Impressive Fleet of Trucks and Equipment at Zore’s Towing

When you call on Zore’s Towing for tow truck service, roadside assistance, recovery, or even municipal and city training programs, you can trust that you have enlisted the right group of professionals for the job. There are hundreds of towing companies throughout Central Indiana you can choose from, but here at Zore’s, we set ourselves apart from our competition by maintaining the latest technologies and resources in the industry, as well as, fine-tuning our skills as wrecker operators.

In fact, continue below to check out our amazing, state-of-the-art fleet of trucks, cranes, and equipment for towing and recovery services!

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We Serve All of Central Indiana

Zore’s Towing is your simple, hassle-free solution to affordable towing and recovery services in Indianapolis, and throughout Central Indiana. With more than 90 years in business, you can trust our pledge to provide safe and efficient service at a fair price. Our certified and experienced drivers carry out a wide range of professional towing services, including light to heavy-duty tow truck service, property management, roadside assistance, towed car searches, emergency towing, long-distance towing, heavy equipment transport, and much more.

Here at Zore’s Towing, we retain more than 35 tow trucks and wrecker equipment. This includes a crane truck, flatbed tow trucks, heavy-duty wreckers, a few bulldozers, a handful of forklifts, a portable car crusher, and 16 other assorted types of tow trucks! Just take a look for yourself!

Need Towing or Roadside Assistance Right Now?

Call Zore’s Towing at 317-247-8484 for 24 hour roadside assistance and towing services in Indianapolis and throughout Central Indiana. As you are now aware, we are fully-equipped with the right fleets to assist cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, construction equipment, trailers, vans, semi-trucks, airplanes, and much more. Our friendly staff is waiting by the phones, ready to help you get back on the road, safe and sound. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, so you can always count on us. Request a free estimate, today.

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How to Do a Pre-Trip Check Before Hitting the Road With Your Trailer

Summer has officially begun, which means everyone is looking for ways to take full advantage of the amiable weather. From fishing and kayaking, to biking, camping, road tripping, and more, there are several summertime options to choose from, most of which likely requires the use of a trailer haul! But when you plan to hitch a trailer and hit the road this summer, whether driving a short distance or a long one, it is important to know how to stay safe. Fortunately, your experience puts you in a great position to haul your trailer from one point to another. So, all you really need is a reminder on how to perform a pre-trip inspection!

Continue reading to learn what to do when preparing your trailer haul for a road trip this summer!

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Pre-Trip Trailer Check Guide

The most important part of your pre-trip inspection is to ensure your trailer is properly connected to the hitch. Equally important is to ensure the vehicle and trailer brake lights and signals are connected and compatible. Here are the steps to take to ensure all of this and more:

Step 1 – Check your hitch.

If you have a standard ball hitch, the trailer tongue should attach to the towing vehicle’s hitch, properly. Test the quality of this connection by physically lifting the trailer. If it is properly attached, you should not be able to lift it at all. Be sure that the lock pins and locking mechanisms are also snapped into place, correctly. Along with checking your hitch in this step, be sure your trailer safety chains are properly crisscrossed and connected. To complete this first step, also check that your trailer connection has enough clearance. Any trailer wheels or stands should be placed back in their UP or DRIVE position.

Step 2 – Check Brake Lights and Signals

As mentioned, checking that the brake and signal lights are functioning in alignment with your towing vehicle’s lights is a top priority. Not only do you check that they work, you need to also ensure they are aligned with your towing vehicle. When you apply the brake in your car, the brake lights should illuminate on your trailer lights, and so forth. If you are alone, use the reflection from other cars or windows to see the lights. You can also do this the night before in the dark. Also in this step, ensure that the electrical wires that make these brake and signal light connections are cleared from the ground, as well as all other undercarriage parts.

🏞 You are now ready to drive!

It does help to practice a little before the big drive day to give you some more confidence on the road. Practice turning, backing up, parking, and disconnecting the trailer from the hitch. See our blog, “Frequently Asked Questions About Towing a Trailer” to learn some more tips and tricks for safe trailer towing.

Who to Trust for 24 Hour Towing and Roadside Assistance in Indiana

If your vehicle breaks down in Indiana at any point during your trip, call Zore’s Towing at 317-247-8484 for 24 hour roadside assistance and towing recovery services you can trust. Our friendly staff is waiting by the phones, ready to help you get back on the road, safe and sound. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, so you can always count on us. Request a free estimate, today.

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FAQS About Spare Tires

Spare tires are somewhat of a mystery to drivers. Although they seem pretty straightforward, there is much to know about them. Whether your vehicle comes equipped with one or not, as a licensed driver, it is your duty to know more about using a spare tire. Continue reading to review some common frequently asked questions about spare tires, and what to do if you are ever stuck on the road without one.

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How Do I Drive on a Spare Tire?

Not sure if you are ready to drive with a spare tire on? You are! Just follow these important tips, and you will do just fine:

➛ Plan to drive a short distance, or to the nearest tire shop.
➛ Refer to owners’ manual for instructions.
➛ Always maintain cold tire inflation pressure of 60psi.
➛ Check tire pressure regularly and before each use.
➛ Inspect the tire and tire sidewalls for punctures, nicks, and other damages before each use.
➛ Drive and maneuver carefully. 
➛ Never exceed 50 MPH.
➛ Avoid highways, but if you have to, drive in the right lane with hazard lights on.
➛ Keep at least 3 car lengths driving distance between other vehicles.
➛ Store spare tires in the trunk or cabin, or on the outside of the vehicle (SUV’s).
➛ Be sure to learn how to change a flat tire!
➛ Call a local roadside assistance company if you have trouble changing a tire.

How Do I Change a Tire With a Spare?

See our blog, “How to Change a Tire Using a Spare” for a full, step-by-step guide on how to change a tire, including what you should do as soon as you get a flat, and important safety tips.

How Long Can I Safely Drive on a Spare Tire?

Never leave your spare tire on longer than the owners’ manual or manufacturer’s instructions state. This can lead to a whole heap of complications. Spares and donuts are meant to be temporary tires, because in fact, they are temporary tires! They are not as durable as ordinary tires, and weaken at a much faster rate. You see, a standard tire contains layers of steel and polyester fibers beneath the rubber. These layers are called plies and are where the real strength comes from. For space and weight-saving reasons, spares do not contain as many plies as ordinary tires; therefore, they deteriorate quicker.

Why Does My Car Not Come With a Spare Tire?

Modern vehicles are commonly designed and manufactured without spares. This is for a number of reasons, all of which vary among car makers, but mostly to enhance fuel efficiency, create more storage space, create more space for batteries and emissions equipment (in the case of hybrids, etc.), and to decrease manufacturer costs. If your car does not have a spare, it is strongly recommended to buy one.

Are There Different Types of Spare Tires?

There are many types of spare tires, including full-size, compact, and run flats. All full size spares are either matching or non-matching forms. A matching full size spare is one that is identical to the other tires on a vehicle. And a non-matching spare is not identical. Also known as “donuts”, compact spare tires are the most frequently used spare for small to mid-sized vehicles. This is because they deliver the best balance in terms of function and size. Some vehicles are manufactured with a sort-of “built-in” spare tire system, known as run flat tires. Run flats contain reinforced tire walls that allow a vehicle to continue driving without using any tire pressure.

Are There Any Alternatives to Using a Spare Tire?

There are three common alternatives to having a spare on hand. These are run flats, as mentioned above, as well as, self-sealing tires and tire inflator kits. Tire inflator kits usually involve a type of aerosol seal kit that provides a temporary resolution for minor tire tread punctures. There are several brands of tire inflator kits on the market, all ranging in price between $20 and $200 depending on quality. You can also purchase self-sealing tires, which are designed with a built-in lining, coated in a special sealant that automatically begins to surround the hole.

Flat Tire Roadside Assistance in Indianapolis and Central Indiana

Call Zore’s Inc. at 317-247-8484 for friendly 24 hour roadside assistance and towing in Indiana. We open a family-owned and operated business for 90 years, so you can trust us for prompt and professional service. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year, so our certified tow truck operators can be there for you anytime, any day! Request free estimates, anytime.

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Fuel Efficiency Myths You Need to Know

Remember are blog from December about making better gas mileage your 2020 new years’ resolution? Well, how have you done so far? Are you still not happy with your fuel saving efforts? If so, perhaps you, like so many others, have fallen victim to some common fuel efficiency misconceptions.

Continue below to learn the top gas mileage myths circulating through the industry, and perhaps improve your fuel efficiency results!

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Top 5 Gas Mileage Misconceptions:

“Small Cars Get Better Fuel Mileage”

Size has nothing to do with fuel efficiency. Everything under the hood, the materials used to manufacture the vehicle, and proper maintenance are what make vehicles fuel-efficient. Advancements in technology that promote better fuel economy include diesel engines, turbochargers, hybrid drive trains, and low-rolling resistance tires.

“Manual Transmissions Get Better Gas Mileage”

Although true in the past, new advancements in automatic-transmission technology has made this a modern-day myth. More gears have led to less wasted fuel and much more. Whether you choose manual or automatic, fuel efficiency will not be comprised by this decision.

“Old Cars Get Poor Gas Mileage”

A vehicle is really only as old as its engine. And so long as the engine is properly maintained over the years of ownership and use, the gas mileage should not be affected. In fact, there is a vehicle “break-in” period (the first 5,000 miles or so) where the fuel efficiency actually improves, rather than declines!

“Replacing the Air Filter Will Jump-Kick Fuel Economy”

If your car has an older engine with a carburetor still, then this myth is a little true. But fuel economy for modern fuel-injected cars and trucks is not influenced by a singular filter change. Fuel-injected engines delivers lower emissions and improved fuel economy. An onboard computer automatically adjusts the fuel-flow depending on the amount of air entering the engine.

“Premium Fuel Will Improve Gas Mileage”

This will just end up being a waste of money. Premium fuel does not equal better fuel economy. In fact, using a higher-octane fuel will not alter vehicle performance at all. Only use premium gas if your vehicle’s owners’ manual suggests to; otherwise, stick to unleaded.

Are You Out of Gas in Indianapolis, Indiana?

Call Zore’s Towing at 317-247-8484 for friendly 24 hour roadside assistance, including fuel fill-ups, in Indianapolis, or throughout Central Indiana. We open a family-owned and operated business for 90 years, so you can trust us for prompt and professional service. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year, so our certified tow truck operators can be there for you anytime, any day! Request free estimates, anytime.

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The Importance of Headlight and Taillight Maintenance

As a regular driver, you should know that any time of year is the perfect time to ensure your vehicle’s headlights and taillights are ready to take on dusky and dark commutes. This is especially important if you have attached trailers to your vehicle. Without properly maintained vehicular lighting, you are putting yourself and other drivers at risk.

Continue reading to learn why automotive headlight and taillight maintenance is beneficial, and what to do if your taillights stop working on the road.

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Make Automotive Safety a Priority

In order to see and be seen on the road, it is vital to have properly-functioning lights. This includes headlights, taillights, and even interior lights. If your front and rear lights are not well-maintained, it can prevent you from being able to safely navigate in dusk and nighttime hours. It also inhibits the ability of other drivers to see you on the road. For this reason, proper vehicle lighting is a key factor in automotive safety, not just for yourself, but for others as well.

Exterior vehicle lights are components that sustain daily wear and tear, which is why they require regular maintenance and periodic replacement. Bulbs that are blinking, dim, or burnt out should be replaced immediately. Check your lights on occasion for any of these signs, and make necessary replacements when needed.

Additional Headlight and Taillight Tips:

Be sure your front and rear lights are clean and clear. Use a damp cloth or napkin to wipe away any obstructing material, such as dirt, dust, animal droppings, insects, and mud.

Check the aim of your exterior lights to ensure they are pointed in the right direction. If lights are not aimed properly, they can blind other drivers and hinder your frontal vision on the road.

Use your lights during dusk, twilight, and evening hours, even if you can see just fine. It helps other drivers see you too.

Do not drive too far ahead of your front lights when pulling up behind another vehicle. This creates a blind crash spot in front of your car. Park or idle within your headlight range.

Some states require drivers to turn their headlights on when their windshield wipers are in use. Check with your BMV to see if your state is one of them.

If your tail or headlights burn out while on the road at night, never continue driving. Be sure to pull over to a safe spot and contact a towing company for emergency roadside assistance. If they cannot repair your taillight or headlight issue, they can transport your vehicle to an auto shop, where you can rent a car or call for a ride.

Got Car Troubles in Indy? Call Zore’s Towing!

Call Zore’s Towing at 317-247-8484 for prompt, 24 hour towing and roadside assistance in Indianapolis and its surrounding counties. Our licensed towing and recovery division retains an extensive fleet of over 35 tow trucks and wrecker equipment, allowing us to assist drivers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, rain, snow, or ice. Request a free estimate, anytime.

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What You Need to Know About Safe Boat Towing

Sadly, not all of us are privileged enough to live right on the water where we can conveniently dock our boats, jet skis, and canoes right outside our homes. For the inlander communities, it is necessary to hitch and haul our amphibious engine-powered toys across the state, and sometimes even the country!  For people who do this often, or travel seasonally, it is certain they probably have a pretty good idea on how to haul and tow boats. As for the rookies, learning can be quite overwhelming, and understandably so.

If you need to brush up on your boat towing safety, continue below for a brief review of what you need to know.

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Towing a boat with your car, truck, or trailer requires undivided attention and care to ensure driver and passenger safety, as well as, the protection for the vehicle, trailer, and load itself.   Once a person learns the ins and outs of boat towing, they are ready to take on the road, but before doing so, it is crucial to review the important basics of boat towing to ensure a safer hauling experience.

Turning

Driving in a straight line is not much of a challenge when hauling a boat on the road, however, when it comes time to make a turn, there are some strategies that help ensure extra care and caution.  When making a turn with a boat attached to your car or truck, understand that turns are going to need to be much wider to accommodate the load.  Remembering to make wider turns will help keep a driver safe on the road, and not a moving disaster for other drivers around them.  Cutting a turn too narrow can result in exterior damage to the load and the vehicle and possibly other cars on the road.  Narrow turns can cause the load to hit mailboxes, street signs, cars, curbs, and worse, pedestrians.  Also, the load will always turn narrower than the vehicle, so drivers need to give everything plenty of room when turning and always check the mirrors too.

Backing Up

Visibility is the first and most important component to backing up a vehicle with a boat attached, safely.  Using the mirrors is crucial, and if they are not big enough, larger mirrors can be purchased and installed for better visibility.  In a perfect world, it is better to just avoid having to back-up the vehicle and load altogether.  This is not always the case, so there are some more tips to backing up a towed boat safely.  The vehicle will weigh more, be longer in length, and have a pivot right in the middle.  These things all affect the way it is backed up.  Moving slowing, making small adjustments with the wheel, and constantly checking mirrors will help overcome this challenge.

Braking

When a boat is being towed, it adds more weight to the vehicle.  This added weight makes the vehicle take longer to brake and takes longer to completely stop.  It is important to give the vehicle plenty of stopping room when beginning to brake.  Paying attention to the other drivers and the road ahead can decrease chances of having to stop abruptly.  A slow steady force of the foot will ensure a smooth deceleration of the vehicle and its load.  Having a steady foot and an attentive mind will ensure a safe braking experience every time.  Practice never hurt either!

Jack-Knifing

Jack-knifing on the road is a huge inconvenience to other drivers on the road.  Jackknifing is when a vehicle and the load attached get out of sync and create a “U” or “V” shape.  We have seen semi-trucks do this while attempting a U-turn on a narrow street.  There are some key tips and reminders to help avoid this undesirable situation.  One way to do this is to double check the load that is attached, and be sure it does not sway at all when in tow.  The swaying load can get enough momentum and swing all the way to the front of the vehicle, creating a jackknifing accident.  Also, braking appropriately when approaching turns or bends in the road helps prevent jackknifing as well.

These are just some basic reminders to safe boat towing.  Reviewing these topics before taking on the road is a good idea.  Sometimes all we need are a few reminders to get our minds in focus before a big trip.  It is helpful to make a list of things to check before leaving, and to brush up on techniques and skills to better and safer towing.

Professional Boat Towing and Transportation Services in Indianapolis

Call Zore’s Towing at 317-247-8484 for 24 hour boat towing services in Indianapolis and throughout Central Indiana. Our friendly staff is waiting by the phones, ready to help you get your boat to or from the water, safe and sound! We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, so you can always count on us. Request a free estimate, today.

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Common Warning Signs of Failing Car Brakes

Properly functioning car brakes are vital when it comes to safe driving.  When your brakes need repaired, never hesitate to get them fixed. A single moment of traction loss could mean hospital time or worse. Worn out brakes is not a situation to be taken lightly. As soon as you know your brakes are not in optimal condition, have your car towed to a trusted mechanic for inspection and repair.

Continue reading to learn the common signs that indicate your car brakes are failing, and it’s time to pull over and call a tow truck.

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How to Detect Failing Car or Truck Brakes

There are a number of signs that foreshadow brake repair, and the most common ones are the easiest to detect. When you are driving, do you feel the steering wheel shake? A steering wheel that wiggles could be a sign of brake problems. If the steering wheel jiggles back and forth every time you come to a stop, then this is a sign of worn out brake rotors. Brake rotors don’t need to be changed as often as brake pads, but should still be replaced every few years. It is suggested to have your brake rotors changed every three times your brake pads are replaced.

When it comes to brake pads, another observable sign of brake damage is high pitched squeaking. When your car squeals anytime you apply pressure to the brake pedal, this could be an indication of bad brake pads. The squeaking sound comes from a piece on the actual brake pad that gets exposed once the pad is worn down enough. When this indicator is exposed, it’s time to replace the pads. To be safe, they should be changed within two to three weeks, otherwise you could fail to make a stop at any moment.

If you begin to notice it takes more time to come to a complete stop in your vehicle, this means you have worn through the indicators on the brake pads. This is another common sign of brake malfunction. This is a serious sign that requires immediate attention. It is extremely dangerous to drive with brakes this bad, especially in bad weather.

⚠ If you begin to notice any signs that are similar to the ones just discussed, then immediately pull over to a safe spot and call a 24 hour two truck company for emergency roadside assistance towing. Never risk your life or someone else’s by driving on unreliable brakes!

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Call Zore’s Towing at 317-247-8484 for 24 hour towing and roadside assistance in Indianapolis and throughout Central Indiana. Our friendly staff is waiting by the phones, ready to help you get back on the road, safe and sound. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, so you can always count on us. Request a free estimate, today.

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Steps to Take After Your Car is Towed By Zore’s Towing

Here at Zore’s Towing, we know that getting your car towed is an inconvenient, and often emotional, situation, especially when it is entirely unexpected. How do we know this? Because we have all been there before, just like you are now, which also means we are on your side when it comes to getting your car back as soon as possible! You see, here at Zore’s Towing, we make the entire process simple and stress-free, and in almost all cases, can help you get your car back the very same day. The good news is that you are already on the right track!

Continue below to review exactly which steps to take after learning that your vehicle was just towed by Zore’s Towing in Indianapolis.

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Car Towed By Zore’s Towing in Indianapolis? Here’s What To Do:

❶ Think About Why Your Car Was Towed

When you have some idea as to why you were targeted, it can help you remain calm and unbothered while regaining possession of your car. Can’t figure it out? Were your tags expired? Was your car parked there for several weeks? Were you parked in a handicap or specialized spot? Are there signs posted nearby that indicate parking permissions? Did your meter run out?

❷ Contact Zore’s Towing Office at 317-247-8484

You can reach one of our friendly and experienced managers, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, simply by calling our main office at 317-247-8484. Once you have us on the line, we will use our state-of-the-art computer dispatching system to accurately trace your vehicle’s exact location using a wide variety of detailed information, including the VIN number, license plate number, vehicle color, date of tow, and more.

❸ Pick Up Your Vehicle at Our Complex

After we have located your towed car, we will contact you when it arrives to our complex so that you can come pick it up. Just be sure you have the proper payment form before hand so that we don’t have to hold your vehicle any longer!

Was Your Car Towed By Police?

We work closely with 9 different law enforcement departments (Boone, Hendricks, Clermont, Lebanon, Speedway, Avon, Whitestown, Plainfield, and the Indiana Police Department) throughout Central Indiana, so if your car was towed by police, we have the resources necessary to provide you with instant answers regarding your missing vehicle. Give us a call and we will take you through the steps of getting it back.

Get started right now by calling 317-247-8484 to speak with one of our on-duty dispatchers for help locating your towed car anywhere in Central Indiana.

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Top Parking Mistakes That Will Get Your Car Towed

Unfortunately, it’s an all-to-common scenario. Perhaps you had a spontaneous meetup with a bunch of friends for some drinks, and had to leave your car overnight. Or maybe you were in a hurry to run an errand and parked in a no parking zone, only later to find your car missing. Either way, this situation happens to hundreds of drivers, every single week! Most unfortunately, it is usually at the fault of their own.

Continue reading to learn why this is, and what to do if your vehicle is towed from a parking spot.

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Parking Mistakes

If you have your car towed from a parking spot or a parking lot, there are two common reasons why this happened. But first, it is important to know that many commercial properties have property management contracts with local towing companies to watch their premises and tow away unauthorized vehicles. So when you park at any public commercial lot, keep in mind that it is patrolled 24 hours a day by a towing company under contract with the owners of the building. Unless a parking lot blatantly advertises free, overnight parking anytime, it is usually monitored.

Before committing to a parking spot, check around for signs near the parking spots that outline the “rules for parking” in their lot. On these signs, it will tell you if you are allowed to park there, for how long, and if overnight parking is permitted. Rules can vary depending on the owners of the parking lot, but some say you can only park for a maximum number of hours before your vehicle is marked delinquent.

These time limits can be as short as 1 hour parking, to as long as 24 hour parking. In most cases, time limits for bars are between 3 and 6 hours. This brings us to the two common reasons why vehicles are towed at bars. Drivers either get distracted and forget to walk outside and move their car before time is up, or they simply leave it there overnight when 24 hour parking is not permitted.

If your vehicle is towed, simply look for and read the corresponding parking signs. They will have the name of the towing company assigned to that area, as well as their contact information. Give them a call and they will tell you exactly how to get your car back. Remember, it’s not their fault your car was towed, so be nice! They are friendly and glad to help.

Dealing With Too Many Stranded Vehicles on Your Commercial Lot?

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When Do I Need to Replace the Coolant in My Car?

Engine coolant goes by many names, including radiator fluid, radiator coolant, or antifreeze. No matter what you call it, engine coolant is one of the most vital car fluids for any vehicle. It is a combination of antifreeze and water (usually a 50/50 mix), and serves a number of purposes for a car. First, it runs through a vehicle’s radiator to remove any excess heat and prevent the engine from overheating. Next, since it contains antifreeze chemicals, it prevents it from freezing up in cold temperatures. But also, engine coolant prevents corrosion and works as a lubricant to the water pump and other internal workings.

So as you can see, radiator fluid is very important for a car or truck to operate safely and effectively. Continue reading to learn when your vehicles engine coolant should be changed, as well as, factory car maintenance scheduling, and more!

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Radiator Fluid Flushes

Changing or replacing the radiator fluid in your vehicle is referred to as coolant flush. Regular coolant flushes are vital for your vehicle because it inhibits corrosion, prevents over-heating, and provides lubrication to the internal workings of your engine’s water pump, radiator, and heater core. See our blog, “How to Diagnose Your Car’s Overheating Engine” to learn how to identify such engine problems.

To properly identify when your coolant is dirty, you must first know what the color of the fluid is when brand new. The primary colors of engine coolant are yellow, orange, green, and black. Check the color of your radiator fluid once every week. When this color starts to change, you know it’s time to change your radiator fluid. But the most noticeable sign that it is time to replace the coolant is when your engine starts to overheat. The temperature gauge on your car’s dashboard will tell you how hot the engine is getting, and if you start to see smoke, it’s gone too far!

Never operate a vehicle with an overheating engine. Not only is this extremely dangerous, it causes significant damage to the engine. This can result in a costly repair, engine replacement, or even a totaled vehicle. As soon as you are aware your engine is overheating, take it to an auto so immediately and have it serviced.

All fluids should be changed, flushed, and replaced regularly for all vehicles. The general factory car maintenance schedule is every 3,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. This includes motor oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, battery fluid, windshield wiper fluid, and in some cases, even transfer case lubricants. But engine coolant does not need to be replaced this often. Most manufacturers suggest flushing the coolant every 24,000 to 36,000 miles, or once every 2 to 3 years. But if you are driving in hot climates or long distances regularly, then once per year is a better schedule.

Struck on the Road With Car Engine Problems in Indianapolis?

Call Zore’s Inc. at 317-247-8484 for friendly 24 hour towing and roadside assistance in Central Indiana. We open a family-owned and operated business for 90 years, so you can trust us for prompt and professional service. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year, so our certified tow truck operators can be there for you anytime, any day! Request free estimates, anytime.

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