Fluid Flushes

Southeast Auto Service uses BG Products for Fluid Flushes. In automotive, industrial, and heavy-equipment applications, the products of BG have shown themselves to be innovative, well made, protective of the environment, and attuned to the task at hand. They perform as promised. They do the job.

To see the list of BG products we use and their applications, click below.

Engine Flush
A traditional drain and fill oil change service can leave up to 20% of the used oil inside your engine. What remains behind is often the sludge and varnish deposits, wear debris and other contaminants that do the most damage.  They start to contaminate the fresh oil the moment you turn the ignition key.

Cleaning your engine with a flush will give you:

  • Peak engine performance
  • Longer engine life
  • Fewer costly repairs
  • Reduced exhaust emissions
  • Better gas mileage

Transmission Flush
Regular transmission fluid flushes reduce the chance a very costly repair will be needed and the chance of an unexpected breakdown. Heat is the nemesis of transmission fluid - it causes the fluid to oxidize reducing the lubrication capacity which accelerates the wear on internal components. Manufacturers have engineered methods that reduce heat, but this fluid still gets extremely hot every time you drive. Flushing every 30,000 miles is usually sufficient.

Cooling System Flush
Regular cooling system fluid flushes reduce the chance that a very costly repair will be needed and the chance of an unexpected breakdown. Engine coolant (or anti-freeze) changes chemical composition over time. This change results in a very corrosive fluid which can damage engine parts and create scale that blocks coolant passageways. There are "long life" anti-freezes available, but their effectiveness is not proven. There are still some studies that indicate that they too become corrosive and destroy internal engine gaskets. At Southeast Auto Service, we suggest changing your fluid every 24 months or 30,000 miles.

Flush Service Interval: Every 36,000 miles or as needed. Also required as part of some coolant system repairs to maintain warranty coverage.

Brake Fluid Flush
Changing this fluid reduces the chance of brake failure and the need to replace costly brake component parts - especially in ABS systems which are found in most of today's vehicles. Virtually all brake fluids absorb moisture from the air - there is no way to prevent this. The absorbed water creates rust and corrosion on the internal brake system components. If the concentration of water becomes too high, it can actually boil, compress, and cause an unsafe braking condition. We recommend flushing and replacing the fluid every 30,000 miles.

Power Steering Flush
We recommend flushing the fluid every 37,500 miles. Power steering fluid is exposed to high pressure, hot temperatures and it collects a lot of contaminants. This can result in excessive noise, hard steering, leaks and even complete steering failure. Unfortunately, by the time symptoms appear, some damage has probably been done. This can result in very expensive repairs.