When to change your coolant
“If you can’t remember the last time the coolant was changed, change it now”
Always consult your vehicle’s handbook for recommended intervals, but we think that two years is a suitable period. If you can’t remember the last time the coolant was changed, and it’s looking cloudy and discoloured, change it now. Part of the cooling system service involves flushing. If the coolant is changed on a regular basis you may need to flush only once before refilling.
Always wait until the coolant is cold before draining it. Don’t allow antifreeze to come in contact with your skin or painted surfaces of the vehicle and rinse off spills immediately with plenty of water. Never leave antifreeze lying around in an open container or in puddles on the floor; children and pets are attracted by its sweet smell and may drink it.
Check with local authorities about disposing of used antifreeze. Many communities have collection centres which will dispose of antifreeze safely. Never dump used antifreeze on the ground or pour it into drains.
All cars are slightly different, so if it is time to change your coolant, use our before you begin checklist, and find your car for specific instructions.