Antifreeze is mixed with water to form a coolant for internal combustion engines. It can be purchased as a concentrate or as a pre-mixed solution with distilled water (engine coolant).
In case you opt for the concentrate product, you’ll need to mix antifreeze with water, depending on the required temperatures. More information are available on the product labels. Engine coolant is available in an array of colors, each signifying a different type. With so much choice, it can be difficult to know which is best for your car. These are the differences you need to know.
Engine coolant mixes with water, raising the boiling point to stop your car from overheating. Coolant also reduces the risk of corrosion in the engine. Purchasing the type best-suited to your vehicle is important for optimum performance. As a general guide, these are the types of engine coolants and the vehicle makes that they are best suited to. Keep in mind that color can vary and you shouldn’t choose your coolant based on color code alone.
Antifreeze/Coolant products have been added to the product range, with 5 new products in the product portfolio to meet the customer needs in hot and cold conditions. These include ready mix and concentrate products. For more information, please consult the E-catalogue.
Different cars are best-suited to different coolants. Check your vehicle handbook for model-specific antifreeze advice. Tip – If you’re not certain that your new antifreeze is the same as the last one that you used, drain any remaining old antifreeze before refilling. Mixing different antifreeze types can produce unwanted chemicals.
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