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Integrity Automotive Ltd
West End Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DZ
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Family run businessWith over 70 years combined experience

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Integrity Automotive Ltd is a family run business with over 70 years combined experience. We can cater for all your motoring needs, from simple routine servicing and maintenance to more complex and in-depth jobs such as engine rebuilds - you can trust our highly skilled Technicians to carry out your...

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Ipswich Clutch Centre
Unit 4, 5 Cavendish street, Ipswich, IP3 8AX
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We are a Established clutch and brake repair specialist based in ipswich suffolk. Our team are fully qualified to complete all types of clutch and brake services on all cars and light commercial vehicles. We believe that customer service and efficient work benefits both us and the customer and this ...

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Formula One Autocentre Ipswich
26 Goddard Road, Ipswich, IP1 5NP
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Formula One 26 Goddard Road, Ipswich. Now open on Sundays 10 - 4pm, taking bookings between 11 and 3pm. Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipmen...

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Glyn Hopkin Ipswich Fiat/Nissan
301-305 Norwich Road, Ipswich, IP1 4BP
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For the best aftersales service at the best price, visit any Glyn Hopkin dealership across London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire or Cambridgeshire. We have more than 50 modern service centres, where we employ skilled technicians and equip them with the best tools to ma...

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CAPEL STATION GARAGE
BENTLY HALL ROAD, CAPEL ST MARY, IPSWICH, IP9 2JL
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Kesgrave Tyre And Exhaust Centre - Ipswich
Bridge Works, 223 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP3 8LF
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In brief: We are a family run company that was established in 1987 and have been responsible for providing outstanding service ever since. We specialise in all areas of vehicle services. Our regular customers particularly value our commitment to quality. A fair trading policy, price promise on prod...

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 Ipswich 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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