Long gone are the days of checking your radiator on your car and putting some water in it if needed. Today there is coolant fluid which serves as a means of cooling your engine and a way of preventing it from freezing in the winter. It is an expansion of the anti-freeze idea. At Rapids Honda in Coon Rapids, MN, we take pride in servicing Hondas and other automobiles. Changing the fluid should be done about once per year in most cases.
Changing the coolant is not a big job, but it is a dangerous chemical that needs to be disposed of properly. The liquid is also under pressure and often very hot, so it is possible to get injured if you don’t know how to work with the system. Your car develops rust, dirt, and other small impurities that need to be flushed out periodically, and that is what changing the coolant fluid does.
If you do not get your engine coolant changed you will eventually have serious engine problems, and it could even ruin your engine. The most likely problem will be overheating at some point as the coolant is not able to get through the system as it gets clogged. After some time the antifreeze becomes acidic and could start damaging the walls of your engine. This would cause rust and even more particles of metal to get into the coolant. It will also make your car’s heater less efficient but the big problem is potential damage to the engine itself. The movement of coolant through your engine is what keeps it cool with all that internal combustion going on.
Trust your car to Coon Rapids, MN, for your cooling system needs. We can change your coolant when you come in for your yearly checkup. At the dealership, we have the expertise and equipment to get the job done right. We also know exactly what to use in your car to make it run at its best. We are a short drive from Anoka, Andover, Brooklyn Park, and Ham Lake, MN. We also offer a car wash with every service so your car can be clean inside and out when you drive away. Give us a call today to get your coolant changed, or for any other service needs, you might have.