Modern radiator coolants not only protect your vehicle from overheating or the fluid from freezing, they also protect the radiator system from corrosion.
It is recommended that you exchange your radiator coolant fluid every two years or 40,000 km's whichever comes first. However the your engine size, your local climate, the age of your current coolant, and the total miles that have been driven can all affect the need to replace the coolant in your radiator.
Knowing when to replenish your radiator fluid isn't always easy – obviously when it has gone a dirty brown colour it's a sign it probably needs to be flushed and replaced – however even fresh looking green coolant could have lost its corrosion protection properties and without measuring its reserve alkalinity you wouldn't know that it is no longer protecting your vehicle components, and even doing it more damage than good.
Maintaining good coolant means your radiator system will be much better protected from corrosion and will have a longer life span, it will help prevent you having to replace expensive engine components.
Do you check my Coolant during a Car Service?
At Port Adelaide Auto Repairs, at your request, we will perform a 65 Point Vehicle Inspection report for free as part of any minor, major or log book service. Part of this check includes checking the level and condition of coolant in your system and the written report will advise you if we feel a radiator flush, fluid replacement or any repairs are required to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle.
We can perform log book service and more on a wide range of makes and models right here in Port Adelaide - simply call us today and tell us about your car and your last service and we can give you a quote today.
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