The antifreeze coolant is critical in your car’s cooling system. The antifreeze coolant, is the liquid mixture of antifreeze and water that runs throughout your car’s cooling system and helps keep your car engine cool while running. It also helps to keep the engine block from freezing in extreme cold temperatures when the vehicle parked. You should periodically change the radiator fluid in your vehicle to help your car’s cooling system function at its best. Over time, dirt and other contaminants can build up in the fluid, or it may become acidic deteriorating and wearing out engine components. When this occurs, the radiator fluid is much less effective and should be changed.
Most car manufacturers recommend that you change the radiator fluid in your vehicle about every 36,000 miles, or 36 months. However, your personal driving habits will also determine the frequency of needed radiator fluid changes. If you drive your vehicle in extreme extremely hot temperatures often, you may want to consider changing the fluid once a year.
Stop in today to have your coolant checked and tested to make sure you’re ready for your next road trip!