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Ted's Body Shop
(406) 452-9447
125 18th St SW
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Odegards Body Shop Inc
(406) 452-8691
1336 13th Ave SW
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check

Procraft CARSTAR
(406) 727-9320
917 Central Ave
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Nygard's Auto Body
(406) 452-2330
2222 River Dr N
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

B J Pac A Part
(406) 761-4487
410 25th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Woyth Wrecking Yard & Body Shop
(406) 452-2350
1801 Vaughn Rd
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Busy Body Shop
(406) 452-8771
705 8th Ave N
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check

Chuck's Custom Auto
(406) 453-1446
2314 9th Ave N
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Credit Card

First Avenue Auto Body
(406) 453-3368
706 1st Ave S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash

Bison Ford
(406) 727-2552
500 10th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
Services
Car Detailing,Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair

Choosing The Right Engine Coolant

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Choosing The Right Engine Coolant

I went to buy a couple gallons of engine coolant and found a confusing number of products on the shelf. Which is the the best for your engine? Can various types be mixed? And what about recycled coolants? There are basically three types of antifreeze/coolant products today - ethylene glycol, extended life and propylene glycol.

Regular engine coolant is typically a 50/50 blend of water and ethylene glycol with corrosion protection chemicals. The major difference between the various brands are the corrosion inhibitors used. Because of the variety of metals found in cooling systems including cast iron, steel, aluminum, copper, brass, solder and lead, inhibitors are required to protect against rust and corrosion. This might be good reason to use the type recommended by the manufacturer since it is more than likely that their cooling systems were designed for and tested with this product. However, name brands of antifreeze are formulated with high-quality inhibitors to provide the needed level and types of protection. Thus, problems are rarely seldom encountered even if different brands are mixed, provided they meet the same ASTM specifications.

In contrast to traditional coolants, most extended life or long life coolants do not contain silicates, borate, phosphate, nitrates and amines additives. They substitute organic acid technology (OAT) for corrosion protection for a 5-year or 150,000-mile service life. While mixing a conventional coolant that contains silicates with an extended life, silicate-frees coolant is not recommended, it is not "life threatening." This mixing will change the extended service interval to the normal 2-year/30,000 mile interval. An engine originally filled with a conventional coolant should not be "upgraded" to an extended life coolant unless the cooling system is completely flushed and filled with water several times to remove all traces of the old coolant.

Traditional coolants, even in very small doses, can be poisonous to dogs, cats and children. Unfortunately, it is very attractive to animals who will readily drink it. Consider using a propylene glycol-based coolant such as Sierra� or Prestone LowTox� Antifreeze/Coolant. While no antifreeze product is completely harmless, using propylene glycol antifreeze does provide an added margin of safety in the event of accidental ingestion. To protect children, pets and wildlife motorists exercise caution when changing any type of antifreeze - tighten child-safe caps, store out of reach of children, clean up spills immediately and never leave a pan of drained coolant lying around. Low toxicity antifreeze can be mixed with conventional antifreeze, but then the safety benefit is lost. For maximum safety, completely flush and then refill the with a 50/50 mixture of propylene glycol antifreeze and wa...

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