A properly functioning cooling system is essential for any healthy engine, simply because it is the system that is responsible for regulating the amount of heat in the engine. If the engine is too cold, it emits more pollutants and engine components can wear out prematurely. On the other hand, if it’s too hot, the engine can overheat causing the engine to sustain serious damage or even fail completely. These extreme temperatures are a concern of Michigan drivers because we are known for cold winters and hot summers.
Coolant, or antifreeze, is imperative to making sure your vehicle stays at a happy temperature throughout the year. It keeps the engine from overheating in the summer and the radiator fluid from freezing during the cold Michigan winters. Antifreeze is made up of ethylene glycol and water, which raises the boiling point and lowers the freezing point. Additionally, there are corrosion inhibitors added in which help protect the metallic cooling system components. Traditional coolant (antifreeze) needs to be changed every 24,000 miles or two years – whichever comes first. However, other coolants are designed to last longer. If you aren’t sure which kind of coolant you have in your vehicle, feel free to bring it in to our experts for a Cooling System Inspection.
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At the Graff Chevrolet Service Center in Bay City, our service experts take pride in their superior craftsmanship and timely process. Our ASE Certified service technicians repair all makes and models, both foreign and domestic. You can Schedule an Appointment via our online form or by calling our Service Center at (989) 684-4411.