October 13, 2023
As winter approaches, worrying about your cooling system might seem redundant, before the temperature dropsthat you might want to consider.
When coolant/antifreeze becomes old, it becomes acidic and breaks down the metal surfaces of your cooling system.
In addition, the presence of salt and moisture on the roads during winter conditions will exacerbate that corrosion. Corrosion will eventually lead to cooling system leaks.
Regular maintenance is less expensive than fixing major breakdowns or engine damage caused by an unchecked cooling system problem.
Before you pull out the wool socks, ask your trusted shop advisor about cooling system maintenance. Have them run a coolant test strip to check for acidity and ensure the coolant level is adequate. If it has been 30,000 miles since your last cooling system service, we recommend a system cleaner, new fluid, and additive to further enhance the fluid for maximum protection.