Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Getting Ready For Winter: AntiFreeze

Different types of antifreeze
Anti-freeze has many purposes. It protects against corrosion, overheating and freezing. A 50/50 solution of water and anti freeze is the proper mixture for anti-freeze during summer and winter.

Why is it important to check my anti freeze in the winter?
Anti freeze is a liquid that lowers the freezing point and increases the boiling point of fluids. Without anti freeze, the fluids in your vehicle can become too hot and boil, or too cold and freeze. Always make sure that you have the correct anti freeze for your specific vehicle. You can find this in your owners' manual, or just ask us and we can look it up for you.

How do I check my anti freeze levels?
Always check your antifreeze levels in the coolant tank. If you DO need to check your radiator, make sure you have somebody that knows what they are doing when removing the radiator cap, and NEVER when a vehicle is hot! If you are ever in doubt, don't do it! Many people have been severely burned by removing their radiator cap, even when they thought their vehicle had cooled down. 


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