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2010 Acura TL Base 4dr Sedan 2WD

2010 Acura TL
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Front-Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
18 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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March 24, 2013, 1:27 am

Lane M

Question: Coolant Life

I have a low mileage (55k) 2005, and my coolant has reached the minimum level.

Does it make sense to pay for a drain-and-fill since it will require a moderate amount of coolant to be added anyway, or is coolant life more tied to mileage than age and not yet necessary to change?

March 30, 2013, 11:56 am

Ron W
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Coolant should be serviced every several years. In my opinion, even extended coolant should be changed as the longer it is in the system, the more likely is will begin to cause electrolysis and eat the water pump seals or freeze plugs.

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