Coolants Archives - Brake & Front End
Diagnosing Low Coolant Warning Messages (VIDEO)

This video covers what tools you need to find small coolant leaks. Sponsored by K-Seal.

Understanding Functional Fluids

Functional fluids come in many forms, and each one has very specific properties and applications.

VIDEO: Why The Color Of Your Coolant Matters

How can you tell what’s needed for a particular application? This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

ASE G1 Test Prep: Understand Engine Cooling Systems

Passing the ASE Auto Maintenance and Light Repair (G1) Test requires in-depth knowledge of an engine’s cooling system and how each component affects the overall performance of an engine over time. The emphasis is on inspection. Here is a refresher.

Relax – R1234yf Is Not The End Of The World

I attended the Mobile Air Conditioning Society’s 2014 Training Event and Trade Show in New Orleans last month. The main topic of discussion was R1234yf, or “twelve-thirty-four” in A/C lingo. There has been a lot of hype about the changeover to this refrigerant. Don’t panic. The reality is that it is not the “air conditioning apocalypse” some are predicting.

Evans Waterless Coolant Supporting Ocean To Ocean World Record Attempt

Evans waterless coolant will once again be the coolant choice for the Vintage Adventurer’s next world record attempt. Australian motoring enthusiast Rod Wade, aka the Vintage Adventurer, is preparing to set a new world record in the Ocean to Ocean Driving Challenge as he drives his 1930 Ford Model A, against the clock from New York to California.

Evans Debuts New High Performance Coolant Label

Evans Cooling Systems, Inc., producer of a unique line of waterless engine coolants, announces the release of its new labels for its High Performance Coolant, previously known as NPG+C. The coolant is available in gallons, drums and totes, and the improved label better serves the constantly changing demands of the automotive industry.

TechSmart Releases New Expansion Tank Service Kit Tech Session Video

Standard Motor Products, Inc. has released a new TechSmart Tech Session that features the TechSmart line of expansion tank service kits, providing useful information for this growing product category.

Cooling System Tips For The 6.0L/7.3L Powerstroke Engine

One of the most overlooked preventive maintenance items in a diesel engine is the coolant system. Maintaining the coolant system is just as important as an oil change – in fact, the coolant condition in a diesel engine may even be more important than in a gasoline engine.

Hyundai Coolant Service Basics

Most often, a Hyundai with a cooling system issue will find its way to your shop for a few reasons. One is the temperature gauge is reading higher than normal. Of course, that assumes the customer is aware they have a gauge. Another is a leak under the car that has gotten their attention, or maybe the check engine lamp is on and you find a code for excessive engine temp. Or, the car is on the back of a tow truck as a result of overheating on the road.

Spectra Premium Radiator Coolant Test Strip Kits Now Available In Canada

Spectra Premium Industries has introduced new Radiator Coolant Test Strip kits in Canada. The U.S. launch will follow at a later date that is yet to be determined, the company says.

Tool Tip: White Smoke Blowing from Tailpipe

A classic sign of a head gasket problem is when the vehicle is blowing white smoke from the tailpipe. This indicates that water/coolant is entering the combustion chamber and is then burnt off as steam through the exhaust. The white “smoke” is water vapor as the steam condenses when it hits the colder atmosphere. With