Monthly Archives: July 2020

Prevent Cooling System Problems!

Prevent Cooling System Problems!

Cooling system problems are the most common reason for mechanical failure in Allen. And, they’re largely avoidable. Here’s what Allen car owners need to know about their cooling system. First, the terms coolant and antifreeze are pretty much used interchangeably in Texas. The fluid cools your engine while it’s running and it keeps it from freezing when it’s cold. Your cooling system is filled with a 50/50 mixture of water and antifreeze/coolant. So if you’re topping off antifreeze/coolant, it is important to add the proper amount of each. Distilled water is much better than tap water. Now you can buy pre-mixed coolant so make sure you know what you’re putting in. Two more cautions for Allen car owners: first, never add coolant when the engine is hot . This can lead to serious burns. Second, there are many antifreeze fo ... read more

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