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Protecting your radiator in your Kia is important, especially considering the damage down the line will be significant. The best way to provide this protection is with a coolant fluid exchange service. Coolant fluid is designed to consume the heat that travels from the engine to the radiator, dissipating it throughout the system. This fluid is made from a mixture of chemicals that immediately shifts the temperature coursing through the vehicle. The tolerance that this fluid has for heat is overwhelming with it being used constantly, but it does require periodic flushes and exchanges to maintain performance.
During a coolant fluid exchange service, a certified technician will utilize test strips to check the pH balance of the coolant fluid. Higher levels of this test suggest levels of corrosion in the fluid. At that point, the technician will add a cleaner to the fluid that will break up and remove these corroded areas. Once the cleaner and the old fluid has been flushed from the system, they will fill the coolant basin with fresh coolant.
This is a service that should happen periodically, for most vehicles this is around 50,000 miles for colder climates and 75,000 – 100,000 miles for warmer areas. Having this service done regularly maintains the performance of your radiator and engine, maximizing their lifespans and preventing significant damage from happening to your Kia. If the coolant is not able to maintain the heat that is generating throughout the car, you could find yourself in a dangerous situation with a smoking engine on the highway.
Your Kia maintenance services are important to our service department. At Ray Skillman, we look forward to serving our Kia clients who live in Greenwood, as well as Smith Valley, Southport, and Bargersville, IN. Exchanging your coolant doesn’t take long, which allows you to enjoy our waiting area stocked with snacks and beverages. Bring your work with you and get something done at our workstations, or bring the kids to the play area. Our team will have your Kia serviced quickly and back on the road better than ever. If you would like to schedule your next appointment, give us a call today.