Coolant Fluid will deteriorate over time and must be tested to see if it's still good because it can become more acidic over time and lose its rust-inhibiting properties, causing corrosion. Corrosion can damage the radiator, water pump, thermostat, radiator cap, hoses and other parts of the cooling system, as well as to the vehicle heater system. And that can cause a car engine to overheat.
The coolant fluid in any vehicle with more than 50,000 miles should be tested periodically. It is a good time for a certified technician to look for signs of rust, leaks, and to make sure it has sufficient cooling and overheating performance. You should always make sure that a certified technician tests the integrity of your coolant fluid with test strips that measure acidity, and with a hydrometer that measures freezing and boiling protection.
If the corrosion inhibitors have deteriorated, the antifreeze coolant fluid should be exchanged. The cooling system might also need flushing to remove contaminants no matter what the maintenance schedule calls for or how many miles are on the odometer. If testing shows the coolant is not doing its job protecting the engine from overheating and preventing corrosion, it is important to schedule a Mitsubishi Coolant Fluid Exchange Service to restore your vehicle back to factory specifications.
If your Mitsubishi vehicle can benefit from new coolant fluid, it is the best time to schedule service to restore your vehicle to factory specifications. Coolant Fluid Exchange Service is an easy way to protect your engine in both the heat of summer and the chill of winter. If you have never had your coolant acidity tested, bring it in for a quick test to see if it’s still good. If you’ve never considered your Coolant Fluid, it’s probably time to schedule exchange service to make sure it is functioning properly. Contact us today at Vern Eide Mitsubishi of Sioux Falls to take care of your Mitsubishi Coolant Fluid Exchange Service.