Our vehicles need to operate in a wide range of temperatures. That’s why vehicle manufacturers use testing grounds from the frozen tundra to the blistering desert. The engine antifreeze/coolant in your cooling system must be able to perform in these extreme temperatures.
Antifreeze/coolant has to move heat away from the engine to prevent costly damage. Water does a very good job of holding heat, but it freezes at thirty two degrees.
That’s why we mix anti-freeze with water – it lowers the freezing point of the coolant, and raises the boiling point as well. A fifty/fifty blend of water and antifreeze/coolant is the usual recommendation for Colorado motorists.
And on top of that, antifreeze/coolant has the job of protecting the components of your vehicles cooling system from corrosion. Your manufacturers owners’ manual will tell you what kind of antifreeze/coolant you should be using in your car. Of course, at Express Car Care, we can advise you on what coolant to put in your vehicle.
Cooling system failure is one of the most common mechanical problems for Denver motorists. Much of that can be avoided by following factory scheduled service intervals. Check your owner’s manual or with your Express Car Care service adviser for recommendations. He can also conduct a cooling system inspection to look for leaks, weak hoses or bad connections.
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