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February, 2017

Freezing Temperatures? 6 Tips To Help Protect Your Vehicle

1. Check the antifreeze (coolant)
The engine cooling system should be filled with a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and distilled water to prevent freezing and boiling over. Keep the cooling system operating at peak performance by following the manufacturer’s recommendations for changing the antifreeze (flush and fill). In addition to changing the antifreeze, pressure testing the cooling system on an older vehicle may expose a minor leak before it becomes a major problem. Antifreeze testers are available at your local auto-parts store to test the mixture, and most repair shops charge a minimal fee for pressure testing – some shops will do it for free.

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