Cooling System Service
Coolant (also known as antifreeze or radiator fluid) prevents cars from overheating by keeping engine temperatures stable, as well as lubricating the water pump. Due to Arizona’s severe heat, the recommendations for a cooling system service for cars in our state differs from the rest of the country. It is recommended that you change your engine coolant every 24 months or whenever your manufacturer recommends it. It is important to your vehicle’s cooling system’s health and helps to prolong your engine’s life.
What’s Included In Our Cooling System Service
Maintain your vehicle with a cooling system service. The service includes:
- An inspection of the cooling system
- A pressure test for leaks
- Removal of old coolant
- A re-fill with correct amount of anti-freeze
- Special chemical flush and fluids available at additional cost
Signs That You Need A Cooling System Service
- Your vehicle overheats
- The temperature gauge reads higher or lower than normal
- Your heater does not work
- The engine runs poorly or uses excess fuel
Watch the video below to learn how you can check the coolant level in your car.
IMPORTANT: Never, EVER open a hot coolant system. Severe burns can result.
Frequently Asked Questions
While coolant comes in a variety of colors and formulations, the most common type is still a bright, neon green with a sweet smell. Don’t let that smell tempt you, though – coolant is highly toxic to humans and animals!
Coolant replacement is usually dictated by the vehicle manufacturer, but can also be recommended in conjunction with replacement of coolant system parts (thermostat, water
pump, radiator, hoses, etc) or when the coolant itself is contaminated.