If you want to know more about how the right antifreeze/coolant helps maintain the life of your vehicle, OEM is here to help. Whether you’re a novice or an automotive expert, we have all the knowledge you need. Educating you on when and how to use OEM antifreeze and best practices to protect your vehicle is part of the OEM experience.
Engine coolant is designed to remove excess heat from an internal combustion engine, prevent freezing and most importantly, provide corrosion protection so that the engine can operate in an efficient manner. Improper maintenance of radiator coolant exposes the engine to dangerous high temperatures which change the fluid to acid, resulting in a solution circulating through the system that corrodes rather than protects. As corrosion occurs, the metal deposits settle at the bottom of the radiator preventing the natural transfer of heat away from the engine. Protecting the engine for the service life of the car is the role of engine coolant.
If you prefer to top-up or change the antifreeze/coolant in your vehicle yourself, here are some important tips to follow to better protect the system in the long run.