What is Antifreeze and Coolant?

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What is the difference between coolant and anti-freeze?

Is coolant the same as antifreeze ? Is antifreeze the same as coolant?

Anti-freeze has the same purpose as coolant, but it is even more resistant to the cold. These higher performance levels should be sought in places with extreme weather conditions.

What is coolant? What is antifreeze?

Discover below the car coolant functions:
The purpose of coolants is to control the temperatures of fluids and various engine parts in all weather conditions.
What is a coolant? Coolant is a fluid. Coolant fluid is a special fluid with additives, because it needs to remain liquid at very low temperatures (below 0°C), but must not evaporate at very high-temperatures (above 100°C). Coolant for cars also needs to have anti-corrosive properties in order to protect the metallic surfaces of the engine's various parts.
What is coolant used for? Another of its less well-known purposes is to keep your vehicle's passenger compartment warm

What is the best motorcycle coolant?

If you need an organic coolant, we recommend you ELF MOTO COOLANT ORGANIC or ELF MOTO COOLANT MINERAL if you need a mineral coolant

Best coolant for car

We have a complete range of coolants called COOLELF. Click on this link for more information

When to change coolant?

Over time, this liquid will gradually get used up, and so it should be checked on a frequent basis – every 3 to 6 months.

How to check coolant car level:

  • If you notice a rapid fall in the quantity of this liquid, there is a leak in the circuit and we recommend that you go and see your garage mechanic quickly.
    In order to check the level of this liquid, it is vital that your car be parked on a flat surface. The engine must be cold – i.e., it must have been switched off for several hours – so as not to skew the readings and avoid any risk of splashing or burns if you have to open the filling cap.
    Where is/ what is coolant in a car? Refer to your user manual in order to locate the coolant filling reservoir. It is made of transparent plastic and has 2 "Maximum" and "Minimum" markers. It is essential that the liquid’s level be between these two markers.
  • If you notice a rapid fall in the quantity of this liquid, there is a leak in the circuit and we recommend that you go and see your garage mechanic quickly.
    In order to check the level of this liquid, it is vital that your car be parked on a flat surface. The engine must be cold – i.e., it must have been switched off for several hours – so as not to skew the readings and avoid any risk of splashing or burns if you have to open the filling cap.
    Where is/ what is coolant in a car? Refer to your user manual in order to locate the coolant filling reservoir. It is made of transparent plastic and has 2 "Maximum" and "Minimum" markers. It is essential that the liquid’s level be between these two markers.
  • If the level is below the "Minimum" marker, top it up with the coolant recommended in your service manual. Otherwise, you will risk your engine being insufficiently cooled – i.e., it may overheat, requiring you to switch off the engine immediately and resulting in damage to the various parts.
  • If the level is above the "Maximum" marker, some of the coolant in car will need to be removed with a syringe or suitable pump. Otherwise the cooling circuit will be over-pressurised, which may result in hot fluid being splashed out while you are using your engine.