6th December 2019


What is antifreeze and what does it do?

As well as preventing water from freezing up, antifreeze raises the boiling point of engine coolant to prevent overheating. The stuff also protects your engine from corrosion, aids heat transfer, and prevents scale from building up internally.

Likewise, people ask, how does antifreeze in cars work?

We add salt to icy roads, and we put antifreeze (a mixture of ethylene glycol and water) in our cars' radiators to prevent them from freezing. The cells of some organisms produce antifreeze proteins to prevent the lethal formation of ice crystals.

Why is it important to have antifreeze in your car?

When discussing antifreeze, it is important to know how much water and how much coolant (glycol) to mix for your car. The suggested amount is fifty percent water, fifty percent glycol coolant. This mixture ratio has a lower freezing point, and allows heat to transfer from the engine to the inside of the vehicle.

What temperature does antifreeze work to?

The antifreeze in your car could freeze. This popular brand will freeze at minus 34 degrees. The coldest temperature recorded in the country Monday afternoon was minus 36 in Crane Lake, Minn.
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