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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 12:07:33 PM

For many decades, having lived in four states, I've changed my own anti-freeze, but until recently have not had a reliable way to safely recycle it. South Carolina now has added a recycle container to their trash facilities, a welcome site indeed since anti-freeze improperly disposed of can contaminate ground water and kill domestic animals?

If you change your own antifreeze, do you have a safe disposal facility?

If not, does this discourage you from doing the work yourself?
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2013 9:24:35 AM

Not yet.
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2013 7:41:21 AM

Unlike oil, anti freeze doesn't need to be changed that often.
speedy700
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2013 7:13:20 AM

I do change my own and just bring the old stuff back to the local auto parts store. They take it for free (just like they do used oil).
DHIGAJ
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2013 6:43:47 AM

no, never
CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:53:35 PM

yes we change it but we do not dispose of it
we have a filter machine
it cleans it , and adds additive
there is no reason to dispose of an "asset" like anti-freeze in 99.9% of the cases

we also are happy to take in used coolant from the public at no charge , any time any day , bring it in !
dracer377m
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 8:33:28 AM

Yes.
toms1120
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2013 1:20:50 PM

Dealership
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2013 9:09:30 AM

Don't change it. Haven't hit the change mileage yet.
2Tall
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2013 9:08:36 AM

don't
WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 10:15:22 PM

I do not do it myself. I have it done at a shop.
Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 2:37:11 PM

Hi Houckster,

I hadn't thought of your scenario, but given that extreme mileage which does convert to engine operation time, what would be your answer if a hose, water pump, radiator core or heater core were to fail?

My 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is 150,000 miles or five years. I only drive approximately 7,000 miles a year, so the change will occur in 4 more years for me.

You've brought up a good point. Thank you :-). MGY
Houckster
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 1:36:53 PM

With the antifreeze I use, it can go 300K. At the end of that time, I just buy an additive restorative package and it's good for another 300K miles.

[Edited by: Houckster at 7/30/2013 1:39:43 PM EST]
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