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Harrisonburg Cooling System Maintenance

One of the most overlooked and neglected fluids on a vehicle is the antifreeze. Left unserviced it can cause costly and sometimes irreversible damage to engine components, as well as gaskets, seals, hoses, heater cores, and radiators. Jerry's Automotive Center recommends that your vehicles coolant be replaced every 24,000 - 30,000 miles, depending on degradation when tested.

Jerry's Automotive Center uses chemical testing strips to check for coolant strength, as well as the level of contaminants in the cooling system, that may cause harm to valuable engine and/or cooling system components.

Coolant Test Strips

If problems are found in the cooling system, we will then recommend a complete coolant replacement using the following system and procedures.

Step (1) BG Universal Cooling System Cleaner is a revolutionary formulation with amazingly safe and effective cleaning capabilities. It removes tough organic deposits that result from oil fouling, grease and glycol oxidation residues—yet contains no harsh chemicals. BG Universal Cooling System Cleaner can be used in either gasoline or diesel engines. It is completely harmless to all cooling system components, and the cooling system does not require neutralization after service.

Coolant Cleaner

Step (2) The BG CT2 installs new 50/50 coolant into a vehicle’s cooling system while simultaneously removing the old, spent coolant. The BG CT2 can be refilled and emptied with a flip of a switch. No need to carry heavy buckets of coolant all around the shop. The system is small and compact, taking up the least possible space. It is completely portable and can be used inside or outside the shop. Unlike other systems, the BG CT2 has the capacity of transfusing the coolant with or without running the engine. Most vehicles can be serviced with the engine off, thus preventing the common problem of continuous intermixing of new and used coolant due to the closing and opening of the thermostat. This process backflushes the vehicle’s cooling system, removing scale and debris not accessible when going with the normal direction of coolant flow.


Step (3) BG Universal Super Cool® coolant additive is specially formulated for use in conventional, long life, hybrid and heavy duty coolants. It provides outstanding protection for all metals utilized in modern automotive cooling systems. It has excellent corrosion inhibitors, anti-foam capabilities, and is biodegradable in its unused form. Passes ASTM 2809 and ASTM 2570 in ASTM reference synthetic used coolant.

Coolant Conditioner