The low temperatures of winter can be very hard of an engine. It is extremely important to make sure the engine has the right amount and ratio of antifreeze. The antifreeze in the radiator system protect teh engine. It keeps the engine from over heating when it is running and keeps it from freezing in the winter. It is very important that the ration of the antifreeze/coolant is 50/50. 50% water to 50% antifreeze. This gives the most amount of protection from boiling and freezing. Most store bought antifreeze is already premixed, ready to go.
Antifreeze should be checked several times a year. It should also be changed every 2 to 3 years.Each manufacture has its own recommendations, so be sure to check your user manual to see what they recommend. If the antifreeze/coolant is often low, even after being filled, it is likely that you have a leak. The leak can be in the radiator itself, but is usually in one of the hoses or clamps. Be sure to have the leak fixed so that you do not cause damage to the engine. Know how to check your antifreeze levels. Tips from Fiat USA of Lehigh Valley.