Engine Coolant Martinsburg WV

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McCarthy Tire & Automotive
(301) 842-8833
817 Dual Highway
Hagerstown, MD
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Full Service Mechanic
Service Types and Repair
Auto

Reed Customizing & Restoration
(304) 728-2886
521 N Mildred St
Ranson, WV
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, Credit Card

Sterling Collision Center
(540) 545-2006
1603 Berryville Pike
Winchester, VA
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:8:00 am-12:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Costello's Body Shop
(540) 662-4217
216 Denny Ln
Winchester, VA
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

Cowgar Auto Body Sales & Shop?
(304) 472-6404
145 Clarksburg Rd
Buckhannon, WV
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

Big K'S Towing Service And Body Shop Inc
(304) 267-6922
312 Clyde Borum Rd,
Inwood, WV
Specialty
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Hours
Mon:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Tue:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Wed:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Thu:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Fri:(Closed)
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Credit Card

Alex Chevrolet Inc
(304) 728-8444
1 Chevrolet Dr
Charles Town, WV
Specialty
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Maintenance, Paint & Body Work, Tires/Wheels, Transmission, Upholstery, Wheel Alignment
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

Auto Film Works Inc
(540) 533-5439
3798 Apple Pie Ridge Road
Winchester, VA
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Mobile Auto Detailing
(540) 550-6367
110 Aberdeen Place
Winchester, VA
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair,Mobile Auto Repair

Cunningham Collision
(304) 635-0333
510 Seneca Rd
Elkins, WV
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

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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