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Winter is coming and that means it is to make sure the car is ready for the cold temperatures and the harsh road conditions. A very important thing to make sure you have ready in your car is the antifreeze. Your car needs to have the antifreeze filled and in good condition in order to take care of the radiator system. The liquid runs through the radiator system and draws the heat away from the engine so that it does not overheat. Antifreeze prevents the cold weather from freezing the water in the radiator.
It is important to make sure your radiator is filled correctly. The liquid in the radiator should be a 50/50 mix of water to antifreeze. This gives the optimal boiling or freezing protection you need for the engine. Many of the antifreeze that you buy now are already premixed so you can add it straight into the overflow reservoir.
You should check your antifreeze/coolant several times a year to check for leaks and make sure you have enough in the system. The antifreeze/coolant only needs to be changed every 2 to 3 years and you should follow the manufactures recommendation.
If your antifreeze/coolant is low all the time, even after you have refilled it, it means you have a leak. The leak could be in the radiator itself, or in one of the hoses or clamps. You will want to check this or have it checked by someone so that you do not cause damage to your car.