Engine coolant, also known as antifreeze, helps keep your engine cool while it’s running and prevents it from freezing in cold temperatures. As you can imagine, these are two crucial functions, so problems with your coolant fluid, radiator, water pump, or other parts of your car’s cooling system can lead to overheating or even engine failure.
Cars usually need a coolant service about every 100,000 miles. However, your vehicle may need service before that, especially if your coolant gets dirty or becomes degraded.
Parts Involved in the Cooling System
While coolant refers specifically to the fluid that keeps the engine lubricated and cool, the cooling system includes several different parts, including:
- Water pump
Coolant is made from a 50/50 mix of ethylene or propylene glycol and water.
Types of Coolant Services
In many cases, a simple coolant drain and fill may be all your vehicle needs. The old antifreeze is drained out and replaced with fresh coolant. A simple drain and fill may not remove all the debris and buildup from your cooling system, though.
Another option is a coolant flush service. Rather than letting gravity remove the antifreeze, a chemical is added to your coolant and flushed through your system with a powerful machine, which helps remove debris.
If other parts of your system are worn out, your coolant system may need service or repairs, too.
Hassle-Free Coolant Service at Same Day Auto
With Same Day Auto’s Hassle-Free Pledge, you count on us to provide you with a better experience than taking your car to the dealership for service. We honor and respect your time. In addition to getting you back on your way as quickly as possible, we offer a financing program and online appointment booking.
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