What is the service life of my engine coolant?

Tiny
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  • 1998 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,250 MILES

I have never changed the coolant in my engine. Is that a problem? Everything is running ok, I just don't want any problems. I have a road trip coming up in a few months and want to give the car a once over. What else should I look at while I am at it like hoses and the thermostat. Is this something I can do or should I go to the local car repair shop?

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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 AT 9:31 AM

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Tiny
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Coolant should be replaced every few years depending on type. Green every 2 yrs orange 5yrs. Check hoses, an dchange filters and oil if not done' recently. Fuel filter as well.

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