What is Antifreeze and what does it do?

Antifreeze, also known as engine coolant, is a liquid which circulates through the engine and cooling system and has four main duties:

  • Offers maximum protection against freezing allowing antifreeze to flow freely even under cold wintery conditions.
  • The higher boiling point prevents the engine from overheating in hot temperatures.
  • The liquid also contains a special mixture of corrosion inhibitor chemicals and additives to protect and prolong the life of your engine and cooling system.
  • Protects rubber and plastics in the cooling system.

When should Antifreeze be replaced?

Antifreeze must be replaced at specific intervals depending on what type of product is being used. It is advised, due to the nature of the product and the need for special equipment to test its effectiveness, that you have your coolant professionally checked at your local Fiat dealer and replaced every 2 years or 24,000 miles.

Why have your FIAT dealer check your Antifreeze?

With the complexity of modern engines there is now a wide range of different antifreeze products, in fact it is becoming even more difficult to identify the correct one to use. If your car is fitted with the incorrect product there is a danger that the antifreeze will corrode the engine. Fiat technicians have the knowledge to ensure that the correct antifreeze is used at every application.

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