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Avoid VW Cooling System Problems - Replace Your "Lifetime" Antifreeze

by Brian England on Mon, Jan 27, 2014

Last week I noticed that a VW had been in our workshop for a number of days. I knew it was having heater issues so I asked Ben, the technician working on the car, what he had found.

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Topics: water pump, VW, antifreeze, cooling system, lifetime, rusted, radiator, heater core

How do Long-life Auto Parts and Fluids Really Stand up in Service?

by Brian England on Mon, Dec 05, 2011

Manufacturers of automobiles have chosen to use many long-life auto parts and fluids to cut back on the maintenance costs of their vehicles. The manufacturers of these 'long-life' products make many claims about how long they last.  For example Nissan uses an anti-freeze that the manufacturers say lasts ten years or 120,000 miles.  However, Nissan recommends that car owners change it every four years or 60,000 miles. Why the difference???

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Topics: auto parts, Spark Plugs, antifreeze, long life, warranties, manufacturer claims

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