What happens if you add new coolant to old?
adding more is only a band aid solution. it can prevent extra damage but what damage is existing will still be there. No, there isn’t any problem with filling it to the top (with the same coolant).
How often should a coolant flush be done?
every 30,000 miles
If you are wondering about your car’s cooling system maintenance interval, you can refer to your owner’s manual to find out what the manufacturer recommends. In general, most vehicles require coolant service every 30,000 miles or 5 years, whichever comes first.
Can I use water instead of antifreeze?
No, you cannot. You can use water as a coolant for your engine in place of antifreeze, but you should replace the antifreeze at the earliest possible opportunity. By definition, antifreeze does not freeze at the same temperature as water. It also does not boil until it gets much hotter than water.
How often to flush antifreeze?
Most mechanics recommend a routine flush every 40,000 miles, or you can check your vehicle owner’s manual for recommended coolant change intervals. So now that you know it’s important to flush your cooling system, and you can’t remember when the last time it was done, let’s get started.
How much does it cost to flush antifreeze?
That can be done by simply draining the system and refilling it. However, a much better result is gained by flushing the cooling system and that is what is usually recommended. The average cost for coolant flush can vary from $70 to $175 . Oct 31 2019
Do you add water to antifreeze?
If the concentrated coolant volume is too high, substitute water instead of coolant to add to the system to bring it into line. So, instead of adding 3 liters of antifreeze to a concentration of 75/25 antifreeze to water concentration, you would add 3 liters of water to reduce the concentrated coolant amount.