Replace That Coolant


After running a marathon, you need Gatorade right? Lots of it. Well, your car is not much different.

The Remedy: Check and possibly replace the antifreeze in your coolant system before setting off to avoid a roadside calamity involving lots of steam in your face. Old coolant often leads to leaks, which can lead to overheating, which can lead to hitching a ride on Route 66 instead of listening to Depeche Mode's version of it. Coolant should be added 50/50 with water, so make sure to master the levels -- and check all your levels while you're at it. Brake fluids, transmission, oil, power steering. Anything to ensure smooth sailing on your journey. Safe travels!

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