How to check a cars coolant level

Why shoud you check your engine coolant ?

The coolant has a number of different functions. It removes heat from the engine preventing overheating, prevents freezing in the winter and also protects/lubricates parts of the cooling system such as the water pump. Over time the coolant can become diluted from topping up with water causing the mixture to weaken leading to corrosion of the cooling system and overheating of the engine. If the coolant has not been changed for a long time or is very dirty we recommend flushing the cooling system with a detergent.

When should you change your engine coolant

It is recommended to change the coolant every two to three years. If you are unsure when it was last changed we can do a simple test to check the antifreeze/water mix is sufficient.

For more information on how to maintain your car, call  James and Laurie here at Imaal Auto Services