Engine coolant has three jobs. The first is to protect the metal engine parts; The second is to prevent the engine from over heating The third is to prevent the engine from freezing.

When we check your engine coolant we use a PH test strip to check the acidity of the coolant. As the coolant ages and deteriorates it becomes acidic and starts to eat away at the metal engine parts. We have another tool to check the temperature of the coolant. When the coolant is new it should go down to approximately minus 50 degrees Celsius.

Low coolant level maybe caused by an internal or external leak, either one should be addressed quickly, since running low or out of coolant can lead to catastrophic engine failure.

After your vehicle has been parked for a few hours, look to see if there is a puddle of coolant on the ground underneath the engine. Engine coolant is typically yellow or green in colour.