Coolant, also known as antifreeze, is responsible for preventing your engine from overheating. It flows through the cooling system to collect and transfer heat out of the engine. Fluid is cooled with the radiator then cycles back through the engine to repeat the process.
Over time, coolant becomes old, used, and corroded. If left as is, this corrosion and contamination leaves you at increased risk for overheating. It may also damage the sensitive components in the system and cause big problems for your engine.
Coolant fluid is usually a bright red or green color. If the coolant is visibly dirty or murky, have it flushed and replaced right away. But it isn’t always easy to tell when the coolant needs to be replaced simply by looking at it.
If you look at the coolant while your vehicle is stopped and parked, the top of the fluid may appear clear and clean. That’s because the contaminants can settle in the bottom of the system. These particles are heavier than the fluid and separate from it when the engine is off.
Once you turn on the car, those contaminants mix with the coolant. The coolant carries harmful debris through the engine.
Instead of relying on a visual check, bring your vehicle to S&S Research for a cooling system inspection. Our experienced and certified technicians will check the coolant and let you know if it is time to replace the fluid.
When our technicians perform a coolant flush, they will completely remove the fluid to ensure that all contaminants are removed from the system. We will then replace the old fluid with brand new coolant to keep your vehicle safely on the roads in Mukwonago.
Coolant flushes should be performed regularly as part of your preventative maintenance. To find out if your vehicle is due for a cooling system inspection or a coolant flush, call our technicians at 262.968.3324 or request an appointment online.