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Aamco Transmissions
(402) 939-8833
5254 S 133 Court
Omaha, NE
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Executive Auto Service
(402) 397-9710
3307 S 67th Street, # 8
Omaha, NE
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Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Exquisite Auto Detailing
(402) 451-9933
3113 N 30th Street
Omaha, NE
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Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

A Professional Touch Auto SLS
(402) 597-9274
7900 Serum Avenue, # B
Omaha, NE
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Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Shine Complete Auto Complete
(402) 932-4090
4507 N 40th Street
Omaha, NE
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Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Sharp Image Auto Detailing
(402) 393-2821
8402 W Dodge Road
Omaha, NE
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Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Omaha Auto Detail
(402) 932-7161
1540 N Saddle Creek Road
Omaha, NE
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Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

EGS Marine and Auto Detailing
(402) 991-0873
5306 S 73rd Street
Omaha, NE
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Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Downtown Auto Detailing
(402) 346-1665
3002 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE
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Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Auto Boss
(402) 991-3777
6524 L Street
Omaha, NE
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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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