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Why Is AntiFreeze Crucial For Your Vehicle?

Antifreeze, when mixed with water, is called engine coolant. It is crucial to use antifreeze in your vehicle's radiator so the engine will operate at the proper temperature. When your car's engine produces energy it also creates heat. Too much heat can result in engine damage. Using the proper antifreeze in your vehicle's radiator also keeps your vehicle's engine block from freezing and possibly cracking in cold weather. According to Motorist.org, an adequate amount of an antifreeze/coolant and water mixture is necessary to reduce the possibility of engine overheating and freezing. This mixture also contains additives which prevent rust and corrosion in the cooling system.

In addition to a dead battery and a flat tire, overheating is consistently one of the top reasons vehicles break down according to cbsnews.com. If your car does overheat and you are stranded, AAA Emergency Roadside Assistance is available 24 hours a day. If you are not already a member or your membership is not current, join AAA today. With Basic, Plus, and Premier Membership options, you can choose the plan that is best for you. 

Regular maintenance at AAA Car Care Center can minimize your chances of being stranded on the side of the road. It is a good idea to change your antifreeze every 30,000 miles, but refer to your owner's manual and consult with your trained AAA Car Care Technician for a more precise maintenance schedule.

The best type of antifreeze for your particular vehicle is the one the manufacturer recommends in the owner's manual. Schedule your next maintenance visit at a local AAA Car Care Center and our trained technicians will take care of your needs. 

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