No matter what you drive, it’s important to always choose the right coolant for your vehicle. If you aren’t choosing the right coolant, your engine may freeze or overheat, which may lead to serious damage to your engine. Choosing the right coolant for your vehicle is an inexpensive way to potentially save thousands of dollars in repairs in the future.

To help you make the most of your coolant and elongate the life of your vehicle’s engine, we’ve created this short guide to help you understand how choosing the right coolant can benefit your vehicle.

Why Coolant is Important

Coolant helps protect your vehicle’s engine during the summer and winter. By lowering the freezing point of your engine’s liquid in the winter and raising the boiling point of your engine’s liquid in the summer, this vital component of your vehicle ensures that your engine runs correctly. Without it, your engine can sustain serious damage.

You need to change out your coolant periodically. The longer you use the same coolant, the less effective it is. As the chemicals break down, the coolant doesn’t protect your engine as efficiently. Rather than risking thousands of dollars in damage, you can spend a few dollars now on the correct coolant to protect your engine in the long run.

Coolant Types

There are three types of coolant, all designed for different vehicle types:

  1. Organic Acid Technology
  2. Hybrid Organic Acid Technology
  3. Inorganic Additive Technology

Inorganic Additive Technology is often far less effective than the other two types and requires more frequent changes.

Rather than changing out your coolant every two years like you would have to with Inorganic Additive Technology coolants, Organic and Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolants can be changed every five years.

What’s Right for You?

Older vehicles typically require Inorganic Additive Technology, but that isn’t always the case. The best way to check which coolant you need is to look in your vehicle’s owner manual or take your car to a service center.

Honstein Oil

At Honstein Oil, we provide a wide range of high-quality coolants to keep your vehicle running at peak performance. No matter what kind of coolant your vehicle may require, the team at Honstein Oil can help you with just what you need. Check out our inventory online or give us a call today for more information on what coolant we have in stock.