Protect your vehicle’s radiator cooling system by testing the antifreeze pH balance.
It is important to be aware of your vehicle’s coolant pH balance to determine how corrosive the fluid has become. This is done by testing the radiator fluid with special test strips that measures the strength of the coolant. Full strength coolant is protecting your vehicle’s radiator cooling system. Weak coolant is corrosive resulting in a drastic change in the pH balance of the vehicle’s antifreeze. This change in the pH balance circulates corrosive metal deposits through the vehicle’s engine and cooling system parts.
Corrosive metal deposits cause early failure of the cooling system parts. Furthermore, they also cause the vehicle to run hotter than normal. This will shorten the life of the engine. A good preventative maintenance service is the coolant service. This maintenance service can protect the cooling system and extend the life of the vehicle.
It is recommended to check and test the cooling system yearly. The recommended time for a coolant service will depend on the condition of the coolant, driving patterns, environment and mileage. The technician will also consider the manufacturer’s recommendations. On vehicles 2000 – 2010 a coolant service is recommended every 30K miles. Makes and models 2011 and newer it is recommended 60K to 100K. In addition to testing and inspecting the cooling system, have radiator hoses checked for mushiness or swelling along with the belts for cracks or serrated edges.
Preventative Maintenance Tip: Protect your radiator, hoses, and water pump from inconsistent hot and cold weather. Metal deposits can develop causing premature part failure. A coolant fluid exchange will help extend the life of your vehicle.
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