As we approach significant drops in temperature, it’s important to ensure that your car is fully prepared for cold weather. As you routinely check that every other component is in optimal condition, make sure your car’s cooling system is topped off and running smoothly by using the right antifreeze to protect your vehicle. Oilflow manufactures a wide range of ready to use antifreeze suitable for all types of liquid cooled engines.

What is antifreeze?
Antifreeze, or engine coolant, is a coloured liquid that is mixed with water to help regulate your engine during extreme temperatures. As the temperature outside changes from hot to cold coolant is pumped throughout the engine to maintain an even operating temperature.

How often should you check your antifreeze levels?
Routinely checking your car’s antifreeze levels can help prevent costly damage. Most automotive manufacturers recommend that you check your coolant levels every time you refuel, every three weeks or before a long trip.

When should you change your antifreeze?
It depends on the age of your vehicle, the type of antifreeze in the cooling system and how many kilometres a year you drive. The general rule of thumb is to change your antifreeze every 2 – 3 years.
As with any component of your vehicle, below are some tell-signs that you may need your antifreeze changed.

  • If you can smell antifreeze.
  • If your car overheats easily.
  • The coolant light coming on.
  • Puddle of coloured fluid on the driveway.
  • Faulty heater.

Finding the right antifreeze for your car

In order to provide your vehicle’s cooling system adequate protection, ensure you use antifreeze that meets the OEM coolant specification requirements. The type of coolant to be used can be found in your cars owner’s manual. Oilflow manufactures a wide range of ready to use antifreeze suitable for all types of liquid cooled engines. Our high-quality antifreeze premixes protect against cold and heat, prevent rust & corrosion and cleans your vehicle’s cooling system.

To ensure you find the right antifreeze for your car ensure to get in touch with our team on 011 827 5848 or and our knowledgeable Oilflow team will happily guide you through the process.


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