It’s coming up to the time of year where your car will probably need a bit more TLC than usual as the winter months approach! Coolant, which is commonly known as antifreeze, is a mixture of ethylene or propylene glycol and water, usually in a 50/50 ratio. Coolant and Anti-Freeze are pretty much the same things but the only difference is anti-freeze is more resistant to the cold.
Just like topping up your oil or screenwash, putting coolant into your car is just as easy but requires you to put in the correct coolants using the wrong substance can cause irreparable damage to your vehicle. Let’s show you how to do it safely and correctly.
Note – Ensure you look at the cars handbook before putting any coolant into your car so you can identify which type is required and how much it needs. It’s also very important to wait until the engine is cold (at least 3 hours from the last use) as there’s a high chance that pressurised water will escape from the reservoir when you go to unscrew your coolant cap. This can scald the skin so please do handle with care!
Find the coolant reservoir
Check the minimum & maximum lines
Create your mixture
Unscrew the coolant cap
Use a funnel
Fill it to the max
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