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Can I Use Regular Water Instead of Engine Coolant in My Car?

Can I Use Regular Water Instead of Engine Coolant in My Car?

Your antifreeze is low and you don't have any coolant on hand - are you wondering if maybe you could use water instead? You aren't alone! There are a lot of people out there who try to use water in place of antifreeze when they don't have any other options. These people more than likely live in warm clients that never get below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and therefore feel that the water will never freeze. Although this may be tempting, it is definitely not something we would recommend - let's talk about why.  First, let's define what coolant or antifreeze is. It is a 50/50 mix of water and additives which help to increase the water's freezing and boiling points. It also contains several additives that help protect the engine from corrosion. While you drive your vehicle, it relies on coolant to essentially regulate the temperature of the engine and prevent it from overheating.  When your vehicle is low on coolant, typically due to a leak somewhere within ... read more

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