What Kind Of Coolant Does My Car Use??

Be sure to check your owner’s manual to determine if propylene glycol-based antifreeze is approved for use in your vehicle.

GM cars that require DEX COOL® antifreeze: Use Prestone Dex-Cool 50/50 Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant or Carquest Cool Antifreeze/Coolant.

Can you use any antifreeze in your car?

Well, you use the coolant that is specified in your owner’s manual. If you just need to top it up, the recommendation is still the same, however it is unlikely to cause any serious problems if you add a litre of a different type of coolant, as long as you follow the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule.

What kind of coolant does Toyota use?

5 Answers. Toyota’s coolant is pink/orange..not red, not green. The main ingredient in Toyota’s coolant is actually ethylene glycol, but with additives and no silicates, best for an aluminum radiator and heads/block.

What do the different colors of antifreeze mean?

Of course, there is still the good old green stuff, but there is also orange, yellow (gold and amber), red, pink, blue and, if you mix the wrong things together, brown. Despite the rainbow of colors, all antifreeze starts out colorless. Most antifreeze is more than 90% ethylene glycol.

What is Type 2 coolant?

Honda Type 2 coolant is an ethylene glycol base product for extra long lasting aluminum component protection. Honda coolant has been developed to provide corrosion and rust protection of all cooling system components. Requires no additional corrosion inhibitors. When used as directed in Honda vehicles, this coolant

Does type of coolant matter?

It’s true, coolant liquid comes in different colors, most commonly green (orange for Dex-Cool®). Each color is a unique formula that should not be mixed. The below chart will help you decipher which fluid is in your vehicle. Reminder, you can often find the recommended type of coolant in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.

What happens if you put the wrong antifreeze in your car?

When mixed together they can form a thick, jelly-like substance that can completely stop all coolant flow which can lead to overheating. As the coolant stops flowing, other problems can occur as well such as happens with radiators, water jackets, and even heater cores. The water pump may overheat and stop working.

How much antifreeze does my car need?

Vehicles, such as cars and light trucks, require an antifreeze to water ratio of 50/50. This gives the coolant an adequate amount of freezing and boiling protection while also providing the corrosion protection the engine and radiator need.

Is coolant and antifreeze the same thing?

Antifreeze is commonly used as one of the components of a coolant mixture – coolant is generally a 50-50 split between antifreeze and water. Antifreeze (specifically the ethylene glycol, which is its main ingredient) is used to lower the freezing point of the liquid that circulates around the engine of a vehicle.

What brand of antifreeze is pink?

Volkswagen, Audi and other European vehicles use antifreeze that can be blue, pink or red in color. Most of these are available under the brand name Pentosin in 1.5-liter bottles. The pink and red are specifically designed for alloy engines and both meet the required G-12 coolant specification.

What antifreeze is red for Toyota?

Toyota Red and Toyota Pink are both ethylene glycol based coolants but with different corrosion inhibitors.

What color is Toyota long life coolant?

There is two Toyota coolants available, “red” long life concentrate (I’ll call it “red”) and pink super long life (I’ll call it pink). I think red coolant was factory-filled in Toyotas since ’87-’88’.