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Local Motor Services
Bidavon Industrial Estate, Waterloo Road, ALCESTER, B50 4JN
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We offer a friendly service for maintaining and repairing your car. From Interim, Full & Major Services at competitive prices, MOTs, and repairs to upgrades, Local Motor Services in Bidford is the place to go for all your car's mechanical needs.

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Alcester Auto Services
Unit 26 Arden Business Centre, Arden Road, Alcester, B49 6HW
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Auto Services Alcester are a quality led RAC Approved business, and we care passionately about what we do and how we do it. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction, and offer outstanding customer service. We received a 100% score on our recent RAC audit and continue to receive regular 5 star review...

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Stuart Ikin Motor Services
Unit 19 Waterloo Park Ind Estate, Bidford on Avon, B50 4JH
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S Ikin Motor Services was established by Stuart Ikin in 1977 in order to provide quality garage services and excellent value for money to clients in the local area. We are a well established company and we pride ourselves on the quality of our customer service and work.

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Bridge Garage Alcaster Ltd
Bridge Garage Alcester Ltd, Arden Road, Arden Forest Industrial Estate, Alcester, B49 6HN
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Bridge Garage Alcester Ltd, MOT & repairs Class 4 & 7, Diagnostics, Servicing, Courtesy Car service, Tyres, Exhaust, aircon and wheel alignment Valeting bay on site with designated valeting and detailing

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BIDFORD GARAGE AND GARDEN SERVICES LIMITED
9 BEECH TREE PARK, WATERLOO ESTATE, BIDFORD ON AVON, B50 4JF
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Here at Bidford garage and Garden Services Limited have been operating in the Bidford on Avon area for many years and have earned a great reputation with the motorist of Bidford on Avon. Our professional and skilled mechanics have the knowledge needed to get your car back on the road. We offer MOTs,...

What is coolant?

Coolant is a specially-formulated chemical liquid, commonly known as antifreeze, that circulates through a car’s engine. It removes excess heat from a car’s engine by passing it through the car’s radiator. Furthermore, the solution contains inhibitors that protect the metal, plastic and rubber in the cooling system from corrosion. And, as the name antifreeze suggests, it also doesn’t freeze up in bitterly cold conditions, so it plays an important role in a car all year long.

Why is changing the coolant important?

You should book a coolant change frequently, at least every 2 years. Low coolant can cause overheating, which would have serious implications for other components on the car. Even though coolant can leak and evaporate over time, in many cars it often looks as though the coolant never needs changing because its level seems to stay the same. However, draining and flushing the coolant system, including the radiator, at least once a year is important. Flushing pushes out all the old coolant, debris from corrosion and scale. If left in the engine, it may become clogged up, potentially causing extensive damage.

How is a coolant change done?

Before a mechanic drains the cooling system, he might add coolant cleaner to the coolant and then start the engine, depending on what the manufacturer specifies. After the car has run for a while, he would turn it off and drain it. He would then add water to flush it and drain it again, twice, before finally putting in the fresh coolant.

What are the possible signs that a car needs a coolant change?

 

  • When a car’s maintenance or engine temperature light illuminates on its dashboard.
  • If the car’s engine starts running at a higher temperature than usual, signifying that the engine is overheating.

 

How long does a coolant change take?

 

  • Approximately 1 hour.

 

How much does a coolant change cost?

 

  • Up to £50.

 

How to be a better driver

Whether you’re driving in Alcester or further afield, think about road user etiquette. Showing respect for other road users makes driving more pleasant for you and safer for everyone. For example, if you have to make a last minute change of lane, make your request to change clear to the driver who will need to let you in - and signal your thanks if they do. Be ready to abandon the change of lane if they won’t play ball - your safety (and that of other drivers and pedestrians) is more important than getting to your destination in the shortest time possible. When the position is reversed and a driver asks your permission to change lanes, allow them to as long as it is safe. If you get frustrated, avoid using your horn - it won’t improve matters and might make them considerably worse.

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