It is necessary to change the coolant because it loses its properties with use and time. For example, its ability to regulate temperature decreases, which could cause the engine to overheat or freeze.
To avoid costly repairs, it is important to monitor the fluid level and change it at the right time. In addition, if there are leaks in the vehicle’s cooling system, this fluid has dyes that make it easier to detect.
Diagnosing possible leaks in time is a way to prevent major problems that can affect the integrity of the engine.
What is the coolant for?
Coolant, also known as antifreeze, must be added to the engine cooling system for it to work properly in extreme temperatures.
One of the reasons to change the coolant is because it is essential for cooling your car’s engine. This is especially important during the summer, as it prevents the fluid from reaching its boiling point.
Its inclusion also lowers the freezing point of fluids, preventing them from freezing at low temperatures.
In addition, the coolant contains additives that prevent oxidation and corrosion of the cooling system components.
Although the maintenance of the cooling system is important, it is not very rigorous. It is only necessary to be attentive to the level and, in case of failure or if the level is not optimal, the coolant should be changed.
How often should coolant be changed?
It is recommended to change the coolant every 40,000 km or every two years to ensure optimum performance, unless it is dirty, discolored or below freezing point, which indicates that it should be replaced.
We recommend checking the coolant every 20,000 to 30,000 km or as suggested in your equipment owner’s manual. For this reason, it is crucial to perform inspections to detect potential problems that can cause major breakdowns in the long run.
At American Petroleum, we offer a variety of coolants as part of our selection of specialty lubricants. We have different packaging options to suit your company’s needs. If you need a quote or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 787-794-1985.