Okay, I’ve got a challenge for you. Find an owner’s manual, either online or in a vehicle and look for the coolant service interval. If it’s a late model vehicle, let’s say 2017 or newer, it is going to be very difficult to find that interval. In fact, some manufacturers do not have one at all, or if there is an interval it’s well over 100,000 miles. In these cases, when you do service the coolant, you need to make sure that you’re using the right kind. Make sure you’re not only looking at the back of the label, but also the product data sheet for the coolant.

This way you can make sure that the coolant specification meets the vehicle. In some cases a universal coolant will cover a lot of different vehicles, from different brands, makes, years and even engines and engine designs. So, just make sure you’re looking that up when you replace interval. And also the reason why a lot of OEMs have this interval on, well, they assume that the water pump is going to fail before the coolant and when the water pump is replaced, the coolant’s going to be flushed. I’m Andrew Markel, thank you very much.

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