Most drivers do not know that overheating is the most common cause of mechanical breakdowns on the road and that overheating can cause severe damage to the engine and the transmission. Maintaining your vehicle's radiator, fluids and cooling system is essential to keeping your vehicle running smoothly on the Texas roads for years to come.
Coolant (anti-freeze) protects your engine from overheating and from freezing. The coolant's effectiveness can diminish over time and lose many of its protective properties‚ even causing your radiator to rust and corrode. Your vehicle's cooling system can get clogged with built-up deposits from oil, grease, scale, hose decomposition, and other materials.
Most drivers know it's recommended that a vehicle's oil should be changed about every 3,000 miles, may not know about the proper intervals for changing their vehicle's other vital fluids. For the cooling system, the coolant/antifreeze manufacturers recommend changing the coolant once a year, and some service manuals stipulate flushing and refilling the radiator every 24 months, regardless of mileage. Check your car's owner manual to see the recommended interval for changing the coolant in your vehicle, but you'll want to get it changed at minimum every 24 months or if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Vehicle has recently overheated
- The coolant or temperature light comes on
- Temperature gauge reads higher or lower than normal
- The vehicle heater does not work
Visit Schertz Car Care Center for a Coolant Flust service, and get a multi-point vehicel inspection performed on your vehicle at no additional cost.
CALL US AT (830) 627-9800
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