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The Merchant Automotive Coolant Analysis kit provides a safe, secure and economical way to sample and test automotive coolant for any vehicle. Coolant is an important but often neglected part of any engine powered machine which should be monitored and maintained to reach MAximum service life.
How can we know if we are changing our coolant too early and wasting money and resources or too late and hurting our vehicles? This is where precision coolant analysis comes into play. Merchant Automotive has teamed with the experts at Apex Oil Lab and their state-of-the-art testing facility to offer scientific fluid testing, evaluation and diagnosis with specific attention to automotive parameters that is typically reserved for large scale fleet operators, now available for individual customers at a very reasonable price.
Lab testing measures the status of the coolant to determine the internal health of the engine the sample was taken from. This will help to diagnose and detect problems as they initially develop and can be corrected rather than once they become catastrophic. The analysis can also help you determine the best maintenance interval for your particular vehicle and driving habits allowing you to MAximize the service life of your coolant along with your vehicle. Test results are presented in an easy to read and understand format that clearly outlines the results along with warnings for elevated or potentially dangerous readings that need to be addressed.
One kit is required for each coolant sample, so order a few to be used at a later date or to test multiple vehicles at one time. Note that while the lab tests oil samples on a daily basis, coolant samples are tested once every two weeks so depending on when the sample arrives at the lab it could take as little as one day for testing or as long as two weeks.
Fluid Analysis Form
Prepaid Return Shipping Envelope
BENEFITS of FLUID ANALYSIS:
Reduce Repair & Maintenance Costs
Extend Equipment Life
Boost Resale Value
Increase Savings By Not Needlessly Changing Fluids
Reliably Track Internal Component Wear
Historical Results Shown With Each Subsequent Analysis
Click here to view the Merchant Automotive Fluid Analysis kit for oils.
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Can I sample my coolant without draining it?
Yes, using the Merchant Automotive Oil Syphon Pump can be used to draw a small amount of coolant out of the surge tank or radiator by carefully removing the cap when the system is cool and not pressurized, that can then be sent off for analysis. After testing the sample, the analysts at Apex Oil Lab will recommend either changing or continuing to use the coolant based on the test results.
Will USPS mail my sample since it contains coolant?
In our experience yes, the USPS will handle mailing oil samples. Please make sure that both the sample bottle and shipping container are securely closed, and that the information form is inside the shipping container with the sample bottle.
How do I get my analysis results?
The fluid analysis results will be emailed to the email address you provide on the enclosed oil analysis form.
How long does the analysis take?
Coolant test results can take up to two weeks depending on when the sample is received in relation to the lab's coolant testing cycle. Oil test results are typically given within one business day after receiving the sample at the lab. Of course we cannot control how long it takes for the sample to be delivered to the lab, but we are confident that the lab will complete the testing and provide results very quickly (typically the same day if the oil sample is received by 11:00 EST) once they receive the sample.
The Merchant Automotive Coolant Analysis kit can literally be used on any liquid cooled car, truck, SUV, CUV, tractor, motorcycle, ATV, UTV, generator or whatever other vehicle or equipment you own that relies on a liquid filled cooling system.