The Role of Coolant in Everyday Driving
We put the power of our vehicles’ engines to work for us, moving people and products around the country and even through Yakima, Washington. At AutoMetrics - Yakima, we’ve seen the damage that can result when that engine power is not maintained at its best. The metal and plastics in the engine, and the oil that lubricates it, can only take so much. In extreme cases comes engine failure, often related to problems with the coolant.
The engine cooling system, including the engine coolant, manages some of that heat, transferring it from the engine to the atmosphere. In the winter, some of that heat even keeps you warm inside your car. If you do not have enough engine coolant in your BMW, Mercedes Benz, or other vehicle makes, the engine might not maintain proper temperature, which can affect engine performance and your fuel economy.
Critical Engine Coolant Inspection
For the most part, engine coolant doesn’t “wear out,” but it can go bad. Mechanical problems can lead to a loss of coolant, which can then trigger major problems. Low engine coolant can cause overheating and engine damage. Used coolant can turn acidic— even newer long-life coolant— as it attacks the metal, plastic and rubber parts of your engine cooling system. A regular coolant inspection is a key step to maintaining your engine for the long haul and we suggest checking your coolant level and condition every six months. Pay us a visit at AutoMetrics - Yakima; we serve all drivers in Yakima and across the Yakima area.
If you are in Yakima or surrounding areas, schedule an appointment at AutoMetrics - Yakima today! You can schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 509-457-3739. AutoMetrics - Yakima - Foreign Car Expert..