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Would you do a coolant change at 30,000 miles? Dealer wants a hundred bucks. I'm skeptical.

He's arguing that any fluid he can inspect during a service interval is subject to being replaced regardless of the factory-specified replacement interval for the fluid. That makes sense to me, except that my coolant looks fine, and he hasn't done anything to test it except look at the color.
 

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Sounds kind of fishy to me, particularly since they didn't even test it.
 

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First coolant change should be at 60k, and every 30k after. Look in your owners manual, section 7, to check the maintenance schedule.
 

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What a rip-off. Coolant is less subject to deterioration these days with all-alloy engines. I just had it done at 100,000km for a cost of $40. Usually if it looks OK, it is.

If you do have it done, don't forget to top-up after a few days, as it's hard to get all the air with the initial fill.
 

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Why you cannot do this 'coolant change' by yourself? Does some obscure action has to be done so ONLY dealer has tools/can perform it? I am just curious...
 

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What year is your car? Coolant does start to loose its rust inhibitor with age. Also scaling does happen with out running the car. For the dealer to recomend the coolant change at 30,000 miles seems to me it would have to do with the age of the car, 2011 Optima would not need it to be done for another few years at least
 

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cpurick - it's always a help if we knew what year and model you are driving. Please fill out your location and drives profile - thanks.
 
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