Ethylene Glycol a.k.a Antifreeze

Howdy Everyone,
When the air becomes crisper in the morning, and the leaves start to change to those beautiful shades of orange, yellow, and auburn, we know Fall is right around the corner. We think of football games, hay rides, warm soups, and all things pumpkin spice. Maybe that last one is just me! What we tend to NOT think about is our car’s motor.

Fall is the perfect season to check out your vehicle’s ethylene glycol levels.  Okay, okay. I’ll stop with all the fancy words.  Antifreeze plays a HUGE role in keeping your car’s engine from doing one of two things: overheating in the summertime, or in the upcoming winter months, freezing.

Checking the antifreeze during the beginning of Fall is vital for two reasons. One, during the summer months it can get diluted and lose the ability to fight off rust and corrosion.  Second, if it has gotten low, you will want to add more or flush out the old and insert new. Granted, most new car manufacturers don’t recommend changing your antifreeze now until around 100,000 miles. However, depending on your environment’s climate change, you might want to change it well before the car reaches 100,000 miles.

There are many different types of antifreeze available these days.  Do your research, and find out what your car uses.  An owner’s manual will tell you what the manufacture recommends, and if you’ve misplaced that, then the answer is just a Google click away!

Thank you for checking out our blog. Happy Fall Ya’ll & Safe Travels!


Holly Carpenter/Owner