Choosing Anti Freeze


Having the word "freeze" in its name leads many people to think that antifreeze is only for the winter but Antifreeze does a lot more than prevent your coolant from freezing in cold weather, it also raises the coolant boiling point and lowers its freezing point, contains corrosion inhibitors to help reduce galvanic corrosion and the fluorescent green colour of antifreeze can help you identify leaks. So which one is right for you?.

They are not all the same

There are lots of different types of antifreeze and it's important to understand that there is no single antifreeze that's suitable for all makes and models.

Check Manufacturer guidelines

The best thing to do is to always use the antifreeze that's recommended by your car manufacturer.

What’s OAT

Cars made after 1998 normally need antifreeze that uses silicate-free, organic acid technology (OAT). These types of antifreeze offer better corrosion protection so that parts don't need to be changed as often. Cars made before 1998 usually need antifreeze that isn't OAT-based and that does contain silicate.

If in doubt call in and one of our experts can advise you.