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I have noticed some wispy steam coming from my radiator; my overflow looks like the level is ok - although it is pink in color and is not anti/freeze green? My temp gauge stays in the normal range. Would a radiator flush be helpful?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Sonnie, Newer vehicle may have a coolant solution that is red in color, which is a different solution than the conventional green you are used to seeing. You may have a leak in your radiator and should have this inspected. Coolant flushes are typically recommended every 30k miles.

Laurie Sarno, Co-Owner at Super Girls Auto Hello Sonnie- modern antifreeze may come in many different colors - anytime you see steam escaping from an engine or radiator there is coolant leakage- I would check all hoses & the radiator cap for any signs of leakage- a vehicle this new should not require a radiator flush unless you have over 30,000 miles. Hope this helps. Thanks, Super Girls Auto.

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