Coolant & Antifreeze Change

To have your car’s coolant and antifreeze changed, you can book an appointment with the specialist team at Sturgess Motor Group.

What is coolant?

Coolant helps to regulate the temperature of fluids in different sections of a vehicle’s engine, preventing it from overheating.

What is antifreeze?

Antifreeze prevents the water in the engine cooling system from freezing in cold temperatures and when parked in winter.

What is the difference between coolant and antifreeze?

Antifreeze has a similar purpose to coolant, but it is stronger during extreme weather conditions.

Why do you need to change antifreeze?

Antifreeze can deteriorate over time if air or dirt gets to it, which can lead to problems in your engine’s cooling system, causing it to overheat.

How often should you change the coolant in your car?

This depends on the make and model of your car and you can find out the manufacturer’s recommendations in your vehicle’s handbook. As a general rule of thumb, you should aim to change your coolant every 30,000 to 50,000 miles.

How often should you get your radiator flushed?

As radiators can become dirty they can make the antifreeze ineffective, which is why it’s important to have them flushed. It’s usually recommended that you have your radiators flushed every other year or every 40,000 miles, at least.

What are the benefits?

Having your car’s radiator flushed and changing your engine coolant and antifreeze regularly helps to keep your car’s engine cooling system in working order. If your engine overheats, it could cause it to stop working entirely or damage various parts, which can be costly to replace.

Book an appointment

We have a number of great offers for these services, taking the stress and worry out of your hands at a cost-effective price. Use the online enquiry form to book an appointment with the technicians at Sturgess Motor Group in Leicester.