Our vehicles operate in a wide range of outside temperatures in Texas. That’s why vehicle manufacturers use testing grounds from the frozen tundra to the blistering desert. Your engine coolant must be able to perform in these extreme temperatures, even if we don’t always get the extremes in Allen, Texas.
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 (Fahrenheit).
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 is the usual recommendation from Craigs Car Care, Inc..
And on top of that, coolant has to protect the components of the cooling system from corrosion. Your owners’ manual will tell you what kind of coolant you should use. Of course, your Craig's Car Care, Inc. service representative in Allen, Texas will know what to put in your car.
Coolant system failure is the most common mechanical problem people have. Much of that can be avoided by following factory scheduled service intervals. Check your owner’s manual or with your service advisor at Craig's Car Care, Inc. for recommendations. We can also conduct a cooling system inspection to look for leaks, weak hoses or bad connections.