While a coolant fluid exchange is not a maintenance task that you will perform often, it is something that you need to keep an eye on. The coolant fluid protects your engine throughout the year and performs an important function to keep your vehicle operating correctly. At John Amato Ford in Mukwonago, WI, our team will quickly perform a coolant fluid exchange when you need it. Our Service Center is conveniently located to the communities of Waukesha, East Troy, Waterford, and Muskego, WI.
Motor engines are based on combustion, so they need to be kept within a certain temperature range for optimal performance. The temperature of the engine can vary with the weather temperatures throughout the year. The cooling system regulates the engine’s temperature whether it is during the heat of summer or wintertime cold. Coolant plays a key role in the cooling system by whisking away heat from the radiator. In winter, it acts to maintain the engine’s proper temperature during the cold weather.
Like other key fluids in a vehicle, coolant will degrade at some point. The fluid itself has special additives to prevent corrosion that expend over time, thus, requiring replacement. Another potential issue is the development of leaks in the cooling system, lowering the levels of coolant. Not every vehicle will have the same schedule to perform a coolant fluid exchange; some vehicles are manufactured with fluids that should last the life span of the vehicle. The rest do not. If you see spots of coolant on the concrete under your vehicle, it’s time to get it checked out.
Simply put, the coolant fluid regulates the temperature of the engine. With depleted, dirty coolant fluid or low fluid levels, the engine will be more likely to overheat. This can lead to several serious issues. The radiator can become clogged with rust. The additional heat also affects the head gaskets, o-rings, and cylinder block. If it is not taken care of, the engine can seize up while you are in motion leaving you stranded and your engine severely damaged.
At John Amato Ford in Mukwonago, WI, our team regularly performs coolant fluid exchanges. During the process, they will flush the old fluid, check for any leaks and inspect the cooling system overall. This is particularly important because antifreeze can have a relatively short lifespan. Our certified technicians will advise you about the best coolant fluid for your vehicle and will exchange it quickly if needed.
If your vehicle is due for a routine service or you think something may be wrong with your vehicle, bring it in to Jon Amato Nissan. Our technicians will help you out with any services or concerns that you may have. We are conveniently located near Glendale, Shorewood, West Allis, and Wauwatosa, WI.
You can schedule an appointment with us here or you can call us at (414) 964-4400