Coolant Service

Understanding Coolant/Antifreeze Service

With so many important vehicle services on your to-do list, it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of all of them. Between oil changes, tire rotations, and wheel alignments, you may let some fall through the cracks. But there's one that we recommend keeping in mind: coolant/antifreeze service.

Internal combustion engines operate in some extreme conditions. From blazing hot summers to freezing cold winters, we expect our engines to operate properly through a wide range of elements. This can present challenges in terms of engine temperature regulation. Fortunately, automotive engineers have developed a fluid that can help keep engine temperatures even and consistent.

Engine coolant and antifreeze are the same fluid serving different functions. This 50/50 mix of ethylene and water helps to dissipate engine heat during operation. At the same time, it can help prevent your engine from freezing solid during winter. Both instances are important for the health of your engine.

Unfortunately, coolant doesn't last forever. Continuous operation at high temperatures eventually breaks down the coolant, leading to a reduction in effectiveness. Leaving coolant in your car for a long time can also lead to unwanted rust in the coolant system.

The good news is that coolant service is fairly simple. Your technician will drain out the old coolant/antifreeze and replace it with fresh fluid. They can also check coolant levels and condition during other routine service visits.

If you have other questions or concerns about coolant service, reach out to us at Larry H. Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Boise. We'll direct you to our staff of Boise, ID maintenance experts who can fill you in on the details of coolant procedures. If needed, we can also schedule your next coolant service appointment.

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Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Boise

222 Auto Drive
Directions Boise, ID 83709-0748

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  1. Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Boise

    222 Auto Drive
    Boise, ID 83709-0748

    • Sales: 8552496923
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