Many car owners want to know when and if their coolant needs replacement. But they hear a lot of conflicting information.
Every car is different, so we're here to supply some reliable information and good testing habits.
Why do I need to change my coolant?
Coolant helps your car's system and engine function properly. It's important to replace your coolant as it will become deterioated and acidic over extend amounts of time. Deteriating coolant will lessen the quality of your car's radiator or water pump.
Coolant regulates the temperature of your car's system. It prevents extreme temperatures from harming your car's engine. If the coolant becomes acidic, it will become ineffective and cause further rust buildup and disrepair.
So, when should I change my coolant?
Car owners report hearing and reading many different answers to this question. It can be difficult to navigate through the information. Many owner manuals recommend changing your engine's coolant at 60,000 miles and every 30,000 miles after that.
But every car is different. Depending on your car's make and model, answers can very wildly. Some owner manuals recommend changing coolant after every 60,000 miles, 120,000 miles, or even more for many modern vehicles
For every car, it's a good idea to test your car's coolant every 50,000 miles. It's a good habit that ensures your car will continue to function and service properly.
Testing your coolant is a simple process. The test will measure the coolant's acidity. And a hydrometer measures the freezing and boiling points of your car. This test measures your car's ability to function properly. If the coolant shows signs of corrosion and/or deteriation, we recommend that you service your coolant.
The importance of quality service
We understand the importance of testing and servicing your vehicle's coolant. If you're looking for quality coolant services, we invite you to come down to our auto repair shop today!