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Does it matter what brand of antifreeze you use?

Does it matter what brand of antifreeze you use?

Well, you use the coolant that is specified in your owner’s manual. If you just need to top it up, the recommendation is still the same, however it is unlikely to cause any serious problems if you add a litre of a different type of coolant, as long as you follow the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule.

What color is Fleetguard antifreeze?


Are all brands of antifreeze the same?

Different brands are fine as long as they’re made with the same chemicals. (The label will say what coolant(s) its compatible with) Mixing different types is a solid no. They will likely interact with each other and create solids. The solids they create will act like sand paper in your cooling system destroying seals.

What happens if I use the wrong coolant?

Mixing different engine coolants or using the wrong coolant can impair the performance of the special additive packages; this can result in increased corrosion to the radiator. Using the wrong engine coolant can gradually lead to corrosion and damage to the water pump, radiator, radiator hoses and cylinder gasket.

What happens if you put the wrong coolant in your car?

What Happens if You Use the Wrong Coolant? Using the wrong coolant or mixing different types together can hinder the car’s performance. It may also increase corrosion in the radiator. Using the wrong coolant can lead to corrosion and other damages to the radiator, water pump, radiator hoses, cylinder gasket, and more.

What kind of coolant is pink?

The Colors of Coolant

HOAT (Hybrid OAT) Silicates & Organic Acids YELLOW
HOAT (Hybrid OAT, Phosphate-free) NAP Free TURQUOISE
P-HOAT (Phosphated HOAT) Phosphates & Organic Acids PINK
Si-OAT (Silicated HOAT) Silicates & Organic Acids PURPLE

Which coolant is best for cars in Pakistan?

CALTEX HAVOLINE CONVENTIONAL ANTI-FREEZE COOLANT you have a vehicle that has always run the “green stuff,” then Havoline Conventional Anti-Freeze/Coolant is the right choice.

What color is Fleetguard ES Compleat?

Fleetguard CC36077 Coolant Antifreeze Red 50/50 ES Compleat OAT (Pack of 3) –

Can you mix different brands of antifreeze in your car?

You should never mix different types of coolant if you are not an expert on the chemical composition and reactions of the various types. Stay on the safe side and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. Using the wrong type of coolant can lead to expensive repair costs.

Is it OK to mix brands of antifreeze?

If you mix two different coolants together, it will create a think substance that resembles that of a jelly. If this happens, the coolant will not be able to do its intended job. Instead, it will cause the engine to overheat. The damage can reach gasket, water pump, and radiator.

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