Importance of Coolant in Summer

28-Oct-2019

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Coolant: What it does and why it's important?

What is the Coolant?

Coolant is a mixture of distilled water and ethylene glycol. Also referred to as antifreeze, its primary function is to absorb the extreme heat generated by a running engine. Coolant is introduced to the engine block and its components through a reservoir affixed to the radiator. When the engine is running, the coolant continuously circulates through the engine and back through the radiator. The radiator is affixed to the front of the vehicle, just behind the grill, to maximize air intake. As air passes through the fins on the radiator, it cools the circulating coolant.

Why it is important?

1. Coolant helps to maintain ideal temperatures within your vehicle’s engine

2. The chemical characteristic lowers the freezing point also raises the boiling point of the liquid, prevents corrosion and safeguard your vehicle from over-heating.

3. Extends the life of rubber and plastic components of the coolant system.

4. Helps to reduce electrolysis, which can erode engine components and cause costly repairs

5. The best way to prevent engine overheating is to service your radiator, perform leak checks and add new coolant at least every two years.

6. For summer driving, coolant should be added as a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water.