Does your engine run hotter than normal just after starting it? Does the temperature slowly creep higher and higher as you drive down the road? Do you detect an odor that’s a little like boiling maple syrup or see green or orange fluid pooling beneath your vehicle? If you do, it’s time to visit the highly trained technicians at Swee Hing.
A properly functioning cooling system circulates antifreeze/coolant through the engine and radiator, helping reduce heat levels produced by your vehicle’s engine. When your vehicle’s cooling system isn’t functioning properly, the temperature of your engine can get hot enough to damage itself. Heads can warp. Gaskets can blow. Your engine can fail. And all of those can be costly repairs. Getting an inspection and antifreeze/coolant flush and fill can save you a lot of money and time spent on the side of the road.
An antifreeze/coolant flush and fill at regular intervals can help prevent overheating, freezing and premature cooling-system corrosion. A Swee Hing coolant service starts with an examination of your radiator and engine cooling system. Then, old antifreeze/coolant is removed from your radiator and replaced with new antifreeze/coolant per your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.
Signs your vehicle needs a coolant flush
- Temperature gauge fluctuates between normal and hot
- Coolant pooling under the vehicle
- Grinding sounds coming from the engine area
- Visible rust and/or scaling in the coolant
- Steam and/or hot maple syrup-like smell coming from under the hood