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Why it is Important to Check Your Antifreeze in the Winter

Not only is it important to make sure your vehicle has plenty of antifreeze in the summer but in the winter as well.  Minnesota has some tough winter months that can take a toll on your vehicle if it is not prepared for the cold weather. chrysler3


Antifreeze is in charge of transferring heat away from the engine so it does not overheat.  It also prevents rust and corrosion from building up in the cooling system.  In the winter time it is extremely important to make sure your vehicle has enough antifreeze because it is partly made of glycol, which prevents liquids from turning to ice.


When adding antifreeze to your vehicle it is recommended to add a 50% water and 50% antifreeze mixture.  Be careful not to use too much water or too little of antifreeze because you could put your engine at risk.


Make sure your vehicle is ready for the cold weather and schedule your appointment today at one of our shop locations.  To see a what other services we offer click here.


Maplewood – (651) 489-9455
1728 Rice St.
Maplewood, MN 55113


Hugo – (651) 407-3611
5241 130th St. N.
Hugo, MN 55038


Crystal – (763) 535- 1715

5337 Edgewood Ave. N
Crystal, MN 55428