It is recommended that engine coolant be changed seasonally. In order to work properly, an engine's cooling system and radiator need to be clean. After time, deposits build up and can clog the radiator. Changing engine c... More »

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One advantage of waterless coolant is that it doesn't cause corrosion in metal parts of the engine because it doesn't have water in it. In addition, the boiling temperature of waterless coolant is much higher than that o... More »

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In most cases, a vehicle's coolant should be changed roughly every 24,000 to 36,000 miles. A driver may want to change his coolant more if he often drives in hot temperatures. More »

The engine coolant sensor monitors the operating temperature of the engine on an automobile and sends information to the onboard computer. The computer makes adjustments that ensure the vehicle reaches and maintains the ... More »

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Water can be used in place of engine coolant, but it is not recommended. Radiator coolant is designed to keep the radiator contents from freezing and the engine block from cracking. It is also raises the boiling point of... More »

A low coolant level sensor is an alert mechanism in most vehicles that alerts the driver when the engine coolant level is low. If the level of coolant in the engine falls too low, the engine could overheat and cause harm... More »

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Antifreeze and engine coolant are the same product, sold in the same packaging, and both go into the vehicle's radiator. All gasoline engines need water to circulate through them to maintain a stable operating temperatur... More »