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Engine Coolant Change Reading

Having a car coolant service timely is essential to keep the car in working order. Engine coolant is necessary to maintain a constant temperature of the vehicle throughout the year. It keeps the car warm during low temperatures in winter and prevents it from getting too hot when the engine is under stress. Moreover, the coolant has anti-corrosion characteristics. It even maintains the car when the temperature is below the freezing point. If the proportion of antifreeze in the car’s coolant is correct, the vehicle stays safe in below freezing point temperatures. Coolant replacement is an inevitable aspect of a car’s maintenance as the effectiveness of the coolant fluid reduces with time. Corrosion and rust lessens the efficiency of the cooling system. Extremely low temperatures, such as during winters, also lead to expansion or freezing of the coolant, which damages other components of the car. The car’s coolant needs to be changed at least once every 2 years to make the car more durable. If you search for a reliable engine coolant change in Reading, Servicing Masters Ltd, UK is available to serve you any time.

Engine Coolant Cost of Service

 The engine coolant service cost at the Servicing Masters Ltd UK is £30 for basic service and £60 for comprehensive service. If you compare coolant change UK costs, our service is very priced very favourably.  

Purposes of an Engine Coolant in Car

 Periodic replacement of the car’s coolant is essential. The car’s coolant enables it to keep functioning for a long time. It protects the vehicle against freezing, overheating, and corrosion. Antifreeze/coolant prevent overheating of the vehicle by circulating the fluid throughout the radiator or engine:
  • The risk of car breakdown reduces with a timely change of coolant
  • It prevents overheating of the car.
  • Prevents clogging, corrosion, and degradation of the components of the vehicle.
  • Removes deposits and rust that builds upon the car over time.
  • Reduces the freezing point to -37 degrees Centigrade, so the fluid does not freeze in extremely cold weather
  • Lubricates components of the vehicle, water pump, coolant pump, thermostat, heart valves, and radiator.

Engine Coolant Service – Process

 The main processes involved in the engine coolant service are as follows:
  • Draining the previous coolant
  • Refilling the coolant
  • Safely disposing of the old coolant fluid

 Along with filling the coolant, the technician also probes the engine’s cooling system and its radiator to ensure the proper functioning of the vehicle. The cooling system maintains fluid flow around the parts inside the engine block to keep the temperature at its optimum point of operation. Further, the fluid passes to a large radiator where the fluid is cooled again by the air which passes through the chamber. Contaminated or deteriorated fluid negatively affects the performance of the engine. Another sign that you get the fluid of the cooling system changed is the discolored or cloudy appearance of fluid. If you change coolant fluid regularly, you only require to flush once before filling the liquid again.

Disposing of Used Antifreeze

Antifreeze must not be poured into the drains or disposed of on the ground. Servicing Masters Ltd UK disposes the antifreeze safely, following environmental regulations, at the recycling sites.

Coolant Flush

A coolant flush is a chemical to remove the debris that accumulates in the car's cooling system. Further, this method uses a machine to add new fluid by removing the previous liquid.

Coolant Fill and Drain

Coolant fill and drain is a standard service for coolants, and it costs less than a coolant flush. However, unlike the coolant flush, this method uses gravity for draining the fluid in place of a machine


How much should a coolant flush cost?
At our company, the cost of coolant flush service is in the range of £30 to £60.
Is it really necessary to change coolant in the car?
Not changing the coolant timely increases the risk of a car's breakdown. The engine may also get damaged due to a higher temperature, or it may not start at a cold temperature. Moreover, older fluids may result in a buildup of acid. The antifreeze may also get contaminated by scaling or rust. The resistance of the antifreeze to freezing and boiling also reduces with time.
What interval is engine coolant changed at?
The time you should change your car's coolant depends on several factors, such as the make and model of your vehicle, its manufacturing date, your driving style, as well as the place where you have driven your car. Depending on these factors, you may need to change your car's coolant after every 30,000 miles or 50, 000 miles. The vehicle's manufacturer manual may also contain the guidelines regarding when you should have the coolant replaced. The manufacturer may also approve a specific coolant for your car. Generally, vehicles need a coolant service after traveling about 100,000 miles. Older vehicles may require servicing more frequently too.
How do you know if your engine coolant is bad?
Following faults with your car signify a need for changing the coolant: When the engine runs, the temperature gauge measures a higher temperature. The antifreeze fluid leaks beneath the vehicle. A grinding noise comes from beneath the car's hood. Steam or pungent order comes from the engine. The smell appears similar to that of boiling maple syrup. Bits of rust are present in the coolant/antifreeze liquid.
How long does it take to replace a car's coolant?
It takes about 1 hour to change the coolant of the car.