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Choosing The Right Antifreeze for Your Vehicle

Posted on May 02, 2017.

When it comes to choosing antifreeze for your vehicle, most people who aren’t car enthusiasts don’t really know where to begin.  For those who don’t know what antifreeze is for, it is a liquid that stops the water in your engine’s cooling system from freezing.  If the water did indeed end up freezing, then it would cause major damage to the radiator and other vital components of your vehicle. In addition, it also serves other important functions such as raising the boiling point of engine coolant to prevent overheating, protects your engine from corrosion, aides heat transfer, and prevents scale from building up internally. It’s an often over-looked yet very important part of your vehicle’s maintenance! Using the right antifreeze can improve your vehicle’s life span!

Now you know what antifreeze is for, but which type of antifreeze is best for your vehicle? This is going to depend on your vehicle’s make, model, and engine type. You have probably noticed that different antifreeze types come in different colors. In the past, the colors could tell what chemicals were in the antifreeze. However, in the latest antifreeze, the liquid’s color doesn’t necessarily reflect the chemical makeup of the liquid. This has made it more difficult for the average vehicle owner to know which antifreeze is right for their vehicle. It is very important to consult with a professional prior to adding or refilling your antifreeze. Using the wrong antifreeze or mixing two different types could wreak havoc on your vehicle.

If you are unsure about which antifreeze solution is best for your vehicle, stop by our shop and we’ll be happy to give you a hand. This service is inexpensive and can save you from damaging your engine! Call or stop by if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment!