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Is There a Difference Between Antifreeze vs. Coolant

Is There a Difference Between Antifreeze vs. Coolant

Keeping your engine cooled off is considered a top priority; otherwise, your engine would overheat. Next thing you know, you're stranded with a vehicle breakdown on the side of the road. Your cooling system, which comprises of coolant, is in charge of keeping your engine stable. As a responsible vehicle owner, you need to monitor your coolant levels routinely.    When it comes to the cooling system, you may hear people use the terms "antifreeze" and "coolant" interchangeably, but they aren't really the same to car enthusiasts and professionals. They may be the same in a casual setting, but you should know the difference to avoid any confusion.    Antifreeze is a viscous, concentrated solution composed of alcohol (usually ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, or methanol), phosphates, or silicates. The chemical ingredients in antifreeze help relieve the high temperatures in your engine and contain anti-rust properties.   The liquid ... read more