What is Antifreeze and How Does it Work?

Man Filling Antifreeze Fluid in His Car

Most drivers in Nisswa know what antifreeze is, but not everyone knows what it’s used for. What is antifreeze? Is antifreeze coolant? What is antifreeze used for? We’ve got the answer to those questions and more in this guide. And if it’s time for service on your vehicle, you’ll be in the presence of a team that’s working for you here. The team at Tanner Nissan has your back when it comes to your car and we’re ready to help Aitkin drivers get their car back on the road.

What is Antifreeze?

The service team at Tanner Nissan often answers questions like “is antifreeze coolant?” Some people use these terms interchangeably, but coolant is technically a mixture of antifreeze and water. The most common ratio of these two is 50/50, but you can get more potent and more expensive coolant options that are 70% antifreeze and 30% water. Some think that antifreeze and coolant achieve opposite results, but both help to regulate your engine’s temperature as you drive.

Typically, you’ll find that antifreeze is composed of ethylene glycol or propylene glycol. It’s typically green, pink, or orange in color depending on what purpose it’s supposed to serve. Most vehicles take green antifreeze, but you should take a look at your owner’s manual to make sure you’ve got the right color for your model.

Why is Antifreeze Important?

Antifreeze helps keep your vehicle running safely in Bemidji. It’s got a special formulation that prevents overheating and keeps your coolant from freezing in below-zero temps. This is a critical component in making sure your engine runs smoothly. If you were to run your engine without coolant, these are the critical components that’d be damaged:

  • Water Pump
  • Engine Cylinders
  • Connector Rods
  • Head Gasket

Rely On Tanner Nissan for Car Care

Is your Nissan vehicle overheating? Get in touch with our service team to get that taken care of. Our service team is ready to help you out, and we’ve got service specials to save you a little coin too. We’re equipped to take on any job, including the tough ones like engine repair. Contact us today to get started with us.

Service Specials at Tanner Nissan

Tire Rotation and Balance*

50% OFF

Rotate and balance 4 tires. Check and adjust tire pressure. Complimentary multi-point inspection.

*Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. Price and offer availability may vary by model. Taxes and fees additional. No cash value. Must present offer to redeem. May not be combined with other offers. Nissan vehicles only. Void where prohibited.

EXPIRES: 05/14/2024

Genuine Nissan Battery Replacement & Installation* - Express Service

$10.00 OFF

24-month complimentary replacement. 84-month limited warranty. Complimentary multi-point inspection. No appointment necessary.

*Genuine Nissan Battery only. See warranty information booklet for battery limited warranty details. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. Price and offer availability may vary by model. Taxes and fees additional. No cash value. Must present offer to redeem. May not be combined with other offers. Nissan vehicles only. Void where prohibited.

EXPIRES: 05/14/2024

Nissan Value Advantage® Brake Service* - Express Service

$30.00 OFF

Includes installation of Nissan Value Advantage® Brake Pads and Rotors. Complimentary multi-point inspection. No appointment necessary.

*Excludes Brembo® Brakes. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. Price and offer availability may vary by model. Taxes and fees additional. No cash value. Must present offer to redeem. May not be combined with other offers. Nissan vehicles only. Void where prohibited.

EXPIRES: 05/14/2024

Conventional Oil & Filter Change* - Express Service

$10.00 OFF

Includes Genuine Nissan Oil Filter and up to 7 quarts of motor oil (per vehicle specification). Complimentary multi-point inspection. No appointment necessary.

*Excludes diesel models. Using Genuine Nissan Oil Filter and multi-grade oil up to vehicle specification. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. Price and offer availability may vary by model. Taxes and fees additional. No cash value. Must present offer to redeem. May not be combined with other offers. Nissan vehicles only. Void where prohibited.

EXPIRES: 05/14/2024

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