NEW BEDFORD AUTO REPAIR

(732) 681-6821

1711 New Bedford Road, Wall Twp, NJ 07719

Engine Coolant

It’s easy to overlook changing your car’s antifreeze (also called coolant), but replacing your antifreeze is not something you should neglect. In most cars, the coolant should be changed every 30,000 miles. However, every make and model is different, so it’s best to check your car’s owner’s manual and follow those instructions.

For those who do not know what antifreeze is, antifreeze is a glycol-based liquid. It can be bought already mixed or concentrated, which needs to be mixed 50/50 with water before it is used to fill up your car’s cooling system. The purpose of antifreeze is to prevent your engine’s coolant from freezing in extreme cold, lubricates the water pump, a good coolant system ensures the heating will work properly and keep your engine cool.

While ethylene glycol, which is one of the main ingredients that doesn’t wear out, antifreeze needs to be replaced because the additives that prevent corrosion break down over time. As antifreeze ages, these additives get used up. Once they stop doing their job, rust may start forming on a car’s water pump and engine blocks. When antifreeze becomes unusable and needs to be replaced, it turns brown.

At New Bedford Auto Repair, we cannot stress enough that it’s extremely important to replace your antifreeze regularly and by a professional. It is one of the most overlooked aspects of vehicle maintenance. Antifreeze replacement may appear as easy as replacing the windshield wiper fluid however, it is not. Incorrectly replacing the fluid could result in thousands of dollars in damages. It is much easier, and cost effective, to have a trained professional replace your antifreeze so you don’t have to worry about it negatively impacting your vehicle.

If it’s time to have your antifreeze changed and your radiator flushed, contact us today at New Bedford Auto Repair.  Our professionals are standing by to ensure the job is done correctly.

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