Antifreeze, also known as engine coolant, is not just for cars driven in climates that experience freezing-cold temperatures. Found in the radiators of all cars, the antifreeze performs a number of important functions. Antifreeze prevents the car from overheating in the summer and from freezing in the winter. It even helps prevent corrosion, which would otherwise develop inside of the metal confines of the vehicle’s radiator. When antifreeze is added to the water inside of a radiator, it raises the boiling point and lowers the cooling point significantly. Adding too much antifreeze is dangerous because it increases the likelihood of a leak. But not adding enough antifreeze can lead to an overheated engine, no matter what season it is. In winter low antifreeze levels can even lead to a frozen and cracked radiator or radiator hose.
To ensure that the antifreeze levels in your car are adjusted correctly for the winter, call Michael J’s Body Shop today at 408-279-2070. We have provided the San Jose area with high-quality auto body repair and car maintenance services for more than 20 years. Visit our website to see our two locations in San Jose and to find out what services we offer.