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Does your car require its coolant to be changed?

What does engine coolant do?

Every time single we hop into our car’s and switch the ignition on, this is when various components under the bonnet start working extremely hard. Because of this cars need to be cooled, through coolant that’s often flowed through a cars radiator.

Now, because modern cars are rather silent, that’s to say as a driver will not often hear all that much noise produced from the cars engine under the bonnet, there are still pistons, belts, oil pumps, cooling systems that are all working to move the engine yet to aim to keep it operating within the tolerances that’s its designed to operate at.

So, just as we can feel hot and rather overheated, so can our cars, this is why we must service our cars as per the manufacturers stated guidelines, and under these we can obtain how often the coolant should be changed. Therefore, when you next attend our garage, why not have a service of car carried out which can include changing the cars coolant.

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Now, for some owners that neglect correct maintenance it’s entirely possible that the engine coolant can run low, causing the engine to severely overheat, which can lead to sometimes the entire engine being a write-off! Some garages will refer to this as catastrophic engine failure, as the engine can run so hot, it can become in some instances beyond economical repair.

Can a cars engine coolant degrade?

The simple answer to this question is yes, a cars coolant can most certainly degrade over time. This is the same with engine oils, and other liquids like brake fluid, which is why car manufacturers will stipulate how often the car should be serviced, as specify when oils, such as a cars coolant should be changed.

Some manufacturers also change their guidance sometimes based on how many miles the car has covered, so for example, a high-millage car, because the engine is likely to be more worn, will often require more servicing, and also to ensure that all the parts, oils and coolant is of a good quality.

It’s commonly thought that its just engine oil, like synthetic oils and mineral oils that degrade within an engine over time, however, coolants can as well.

It is possible for sludge or sediment to accumulate in the cooling system, for example, sometimes corrosion of metal parts such as fixings on hoses can sometimes rust, causing a build-up of deposits.

This can even cause in the reservoir the coolant to be discoloured, for example to be the colour of rust.

Because the coolant has such a major function, which is to cool the engine, then the right coolant needs to be used, as per the manufacturer’s guidance and changed as per the manufacturers service recommendations, or when required to be changed, as sometimes the coolant will need replacing sooner.

Sludge building up in the system can affect the efficiency of how well the engine is cooled, and this is why its so important to make sure that your cars coolant is top quality and changed when required.

We don’t just need our coolant changed, we need a full service of our car- can you offer this?

At our garage we offer wide range of different servicing options, this can range from changing the coolant on any brand of car, to engine oil and oil filter changes, through to offering full servicing options.

We also regularly work on a large range of different makes and models of cars, for example, we could be working on a hybrid car with a complex petrol / electric system one morning, , then the next car lined up for us to work on could be a track day car. Our garage can therefore work on any brand of car and offer competitively priced servicing, including full services, oil changes and interim servicing.

We need to get our cars brakes checked, are you also able to change brake pads and discs?

At our garage we can carry out a wide range of car repairs on a large amount of car brands daily

We therefore can carry out a brake check when asked by the customer to do so.

Our highly skilled mechanics have a large amount of experience working on various braking systems that modern cars have. This means whether we  changing the ceramic brake discs and pads on a very large high-performance 4×4 which needs colossal stopping power, or we are working on a city car, with drum brakes at the back, discs on the front, we will always offer you a competitive price to have your brakes repaired. If your brakes need a check, then why not call us? We can book you in for a brake check at our garage.

Full range of servicing and repair options, why not book  your car in today?

You may have an engine warning light that’s suddenly appeared on your cars dashboard, alternatively your car may well be just due for a service, here at our friendly garage we can help you.

From just carrying out an oil change on your car, through to offering to carryout a full service, regardless of which car you drive we can help.

So, whether your planning on that summer get away, and your wondering if the coolant needs replacing prior to you setting off, or alternatively your due a service, our team can help. We can book you in to our garage located in Cardiff, where we can help you.



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