Havant MOT & Service Centre provides visual checks on all components of your vehicle. This includes making sure that your engine coolant and antifreeze are topped up and working properly, especially during the winter months. We’re based in Havant covering Leigh Park, Stakes, Denvilles, Warblington and surrounding areas. Our team provide a coolant change and check the system for our customers.
When you consider the temperature generated by your engine, the efficiency of the cooling system is essential to make sure your car functions properly. Coolant mixes with water in your car’s radiator, preventing it from both boiling and freezing. Without radiator coolant, your engine would overheat. This would lead to breaking down and possible engine problems.
In the winter the water in your radiator could easily freeze when your car is not being starter regularly. As a result, it makes the cooling system useless. Therefore, antifreeze/coolant is vital to make sure the cooling system works. Coolant is a 50-50 mix of antifreeze and water. The coolant in your vehicle needs to be inspected and changed every 30,000 miles so it remains effective. It is recommended to check every 2 years or so.
As the majority of mechanical breakdowns tend to be caused by engines overheating, it’s also important to ensure the elements of the cooling system are working well. As well as changing the coolant, our technicians will also check the condition of your radiator, water pump and thermostat.
Every car manufacturer recommends a different schedule for flushing the coolant. While we advise using your owner’s manual as a starting point, it’s perhaps more important to regularly look at the condition of the coolant. Your coolant and antifreeze components are checked during your car’s annual service. However, it can often be advisable to check your coolant levels before the winter.
At Havant MOT & Service Centre, we provide car health checks for customers in the Havant area. We use a hydrometer to ensure the coolant is still able to protect your radiator and other parts. This will ensure that any depleted antifreeze or corrosion products are completely removed from your vehicle’s cooling system.
With the old antifreeze removed, the new antifreeze will be able to better resist corrosion. In addition to this, with the corroded particles removed, heat transfer will be restored to its maximum. A cooling system flush is a modern-day lingo for removing rust, dirt, sludge and dirty coolant from your radiator, water hoses, water pump and the engine’s cooling passages. This can be vital in keeping your system running efficiently.
If you’re looking for a health check on your car, MOT test, car service or coolant change and check, then you can book online using our booking tool on the website. Our booking tool allows for 24/7 bookings so you can book at a time that suits you. We provide car and garage services in Havant. This includes MOT testing, car servicing, vehicle inspections, air conditioning servicing, engine diagnostics and a coolant change at affordable prices. Get in touch today, book online or come and visit our garage in Havant.