Your car has many different fluids running throughout it, and each of them has a specific task. Out of all of them, coolant is one of the most important liquids on the list that requires service. You may know that your engine needs motor oil, but it also relies on coolant to absorb and remove excess heat from the engine. Without the helping hand of coolant, your engine would simply overheat all the time.
Coolant fluid is a mixture of antifreeze and water. It flows freely to and from the engine, and it collects contaminants over time. If you let the build-up sit in the engine and cooling system for too long, your motor will struggle to work. A coolant exchange can solve all your problems. The process involves pushing the dirty fluid out of the system and replenishing it with gallons of clean fluid.
What Are the Advantages or Benefits of Regular Coolant Exchanges?
- Removes all deposits and rust.
- Protects against corrosion.
- Extend the life of the water pump.
- Opportunity to check for leaks, pressure changes, or other minor problems.
Most cars, SUVs, or trucks require a coolant flush once or every two years. Depending on your automaker, they may require you to change it based on miles or time. And the intervals can vary depending on the model and age of the vehicle as well.
However, if you notice your vehicle running hot or running low on coolant, it is best to get a coolant service ASAP. For all your cooling system needs, please call or visit the auto repair specialists at Hometown Tire and Auto today.