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Old Yesterday, 07:45 AM
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Does the dealer have to replace coolant?

I've got my car in for service and they tell me that the coolant needs to be flushed and changed. They want to charge me $179 +tax. Is this something I could do myself or go to a local service shop?

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Old Yesterday, 09:36 AM
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Wouldn't something like this...dealer recommended service...be covered under the 4-year scheduled maintenance? If not, or if you're outside of that coverage, then I would take it to an indy.
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I wouldn't pay $179 to flush the coolant. Do it yourself to the cost of a couple gallon of antifreeze. All you need is a garden hose.
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Isn't coolant imperative for these hot running cars? I would be tempted to use a dealer just so they can be responsible for any issues related to the change. Shop other dealers locally - some may even have a coupon.
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