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Coolant, otherwise known as antifreeze, helps protect your engine’s vulnerable aluminum parts, mainly the radiator and heater core that are found in the cooling system. It removes rust and scale build-up and lubricates the water pump. It also provides the crucial barrier that keeps your engine from freezing or overheating. That’s a lot of responsibility placed on a single fluid.
Being sure that your antifreeze is in good condition is important. Your owner’s manual can show you where the coolant reservoir is located so you can keep tabs on your antifreeze’s health. Of course, we at Great Bridge Auto Service will gladly check yours and include a courtesy “capping off ” of all fluids at every oil change.
Knowing the color of fluids is important because you ALWAYS want to locate and replace fluids in the correct reservoirs. Mixing them up can create critical engine problems.
Honestly, at every oil change. When you bring your vehicle to us, we always inspect and “cap off” all fluids as a courtesy.
Generally, about every 40,000 – 60,000 miles, but refer to your owner’s manual for specifics.