Engine Coolant and Antifreeze Change – Triangle Cars

Coolant Change and Checks in Havant

Triangle Cars provides visual checks on all components of your vehicle including making sure that your engine coolant and antifreeze are topped up and working properly, especially during the winter months. We’re based in Havant covering Leigh Park, Stakes, Denvilles, Warblington and surrounding areas and can provide a coolant change and check the system for our customers.

Coolant change and top-ups

When you consider the temperature generated by your engine, the efficiency of the cooling system is essential to make sure your car functions properly. Coolant mixes with water in your car’s radiator, preventing it from both boiling and freezing. Without radiator coolant, your engine would overheat, which would lead to breaking down and possible engine problems.

In the winter the water in your radiator could easily freeze when your car is not being starter regularly, making the cooling system useless, so antifreeze/coolant is vital to make sure the cooling system works. Coolant is a 50-50 mix of antifreeze and water. The coolant in your vehicle needs to be regularly inspected and changed every 30,000 miles or two years, to ensure it remains effective.

As the majority of mechanical breakdowns tend to be caused by engines overheating, it’s also important to ensure the elements of the cooling system are working well. As well as changing the coolant, our technicians will also check the condition of your radiator, water pump and thermostat.

 

 

Regular coolant change intervals

Every car manufacturer recommends a different schedule for flushing the coolant. While we advise using your owner’s manual as a starting point, it’s perhaps more important to regularly look at the condition of the coolant. Your coolant and antifreeze components are checked during your car’s annual service but it can often be advisable to check your coolant levels before the winter months and the weather gets cold.

Havant car health checks

At Triangle Cars, we provide car health checks for customers in the Havant area. We use a hydrometer to ensure the coolant is still able to protect your radiator and other cooling system parts. This will ensure that any depleted antifreeze or corrosion products are completely removed from your vehicle’s cooling system.

With the old antifreeze removed, the new antifreeze will be able to better resist corrosion and with the corroded particles removed, heat transfer will be restored to its maximum. A cooling system flush is a modern-day lingo for removing rust, dirt, sludge and dirty coolant from your radiator, water hoses, water pump and the engine’s cooling passages.

Booking car services online

If you’re looking for a health check on your car, MOT test, car service or coolant change and check, then you can book online using our booking tool on the website. Our booking tool allows for 24/7 bookings so you can book at a time that suits you. We provide car and garage services in Havant including MOT testing, car servicing, vehicle inspections, air conditioning servicing, engine diagnostics and a coolant change at affordable prices. Get in touch today, book online or come and visit our garage in Havant.

Simply enter your vehicle registration to get an instant price and book your car in now. You don’t pay until the work is done.

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