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Autobahn recommends and uses Castrol Coolants that meet or exceed manufacturer specifications..


Maintaining the cooling system and heater of your vehicle is essential for optimal performance and longevity. Here are some recommendations for maintaining these systems, along with recommended servicing intervals:

  1. Regular Inspections: Conduct visual inspections of the cooling system and heater components for any signs of leaks, corrosion, or damage. Look for coolant puddles under the vehicle or low coolant levels in the reservoir.
  2. Coolant Level Check: Check the coolant level regularly, typically when the engine is cold. Ensure the coolant level is within the specified range indicated on the coolant reservoir. If the level is low, top it up with the recommended coolant mixture (do not mix coolants).
  3. Coolant Flush and Change: Perform a coolant flush and change at the recommended intervals, usually every 2-3 years or as specified by the vehicle manufacturer. This helps remove contaminants and prevents coolant breakdown.
  4. Radiator Cleaning: Clean the radiator and condenser fins regularly to remove debris, dirt, and bugs that can obstruct airflow. Gently use a soft brush or compressed air to clean the fins and ensure proper heat dissipation.
  5. Heater Core Maintenance: If you notice reduced heat output from the heater, it could indicate a clogged heater core. Flushing the heater core periodically can help remove any buildup and restore proper heat circulation.
  6. Belts and Hoses Inspection: Check the condition of coolant hoses and belts for any signs of wear, cracks, or leaks. Replace them if necessary, as worn belts or hoses can lead to cooling system failures.
  7. Thermostat Function: Monitor the temperature gauge while driving to ensure it stays within the normal range. If the gauge consistently shows high or low readings, it could indicate a faulty thermostat that needs replacement.

Recommended Servicing Intervals:

The recommended servicing intervals for the cooling system and heater can vary depending on the vehicle make, model, and usage. It’s best to refer to your vehicle’s manual for specific guidelines. However, here are some general recommendations:

  1. Coolant Flush and Change: Every 2-3 years or as specified by the manufacturer.
  2. Belts and Hoses Inspection: Annually or every 20,000 to 30,000 kilometers.
  3. Thermostat Inspection: Annually or every 40,000 to 60,000 kilometers.

Remember, these intervals can vary, so consulting your vehicle’s manual or seeking advice from an Autobahn qualified mechanic is always recommended.

An Autobahn professional technician can advise you on the correct coolant and cooling system maintenance schedule for your car.