Coolant & Cooling System Hub

Cooling systems can be fickle beasts, capable of causing you a headache at a moment’s notice. But with the right maintenance, products, and know-how, you can minimise the odds of falling foul of cooling system faults – no matter the conditions or time of year.

And that’s where Prestone comes in. With nearly a century’s experience in developing maintenance fluids for cooling systems, we’ve got to know how these systems tick inside and out, not to mention what they do and don’t like in terms of servicing and maintenance.

It’s this knowledge and expertise that we hope to pass on here, in our dedicated cooling system maintenance hub. This is a place to learn more about proper cooling system maintenance, so you can diagnose problems and stop them before they happen. Plus, we’ve also included help and advice on our full cooling system maintenance range, giving you the tools to protect your car in all extremes.

Let’s get into it.

Meet the Prestone Cooling System Maintenance Range

When it comes to no-nonsense cooling system maintenance, those in the know reach for Prestone. Our hard-working fluids are trusted by professionals and enthusiasts alike, and it’s all thanks to our lab-developed formulas and rigorous product testing process.

Take our flagship Extreme Performance Coolant/Antifreeze. We put this through its paces, testing it from -37°C to 129°C, all so you can enjoy the peace of mind that your car is protected no matter how tough the conditions get. This ethos extends across our whole cooling system maintenance range, so you’re guaranteed outstanding performance from the very first application.

Get to know our tough, tried, and tested coolants and maintenance fluids below.

Prestone Ready To Use Coolant Antifreeze
Prestone Ready To Use Coolant/Antifreeze
Prestone Coolant Antifreeze Concentrate 4l
Coolant Antifreeze Concentrate
Prestone Cooling System Flush Product
Prestone Cooling System Flush
prestone heavy duty coolant antifreeze
Prestone Heavy Duty Coolant/Antifreeze
A car's engine coolant water supply box filled with pink color antifreeze liquid. Transportation equipment object photo.

Understanding Coolant: The Basics

We get it: there’s a whole lot more to cooling systems than meets the eye. That’s why we’ve spent years putting together expert guides on what they do, how they work, and what can happen if they go wrong.

If you’re new to driving or not all that confident beneath the bonnet, our basic guides to understanding coolant are here to get you up to speed. From there, you can build on your knowledge to diagnose and even fix problems yourself, with the potential to save a lot of time and money in the process.

So, what are you waiting for? Pop the bonnet and get started below.

Why Is Coolant Different Colours?

Here we’ll give you some insight into the different coolant and antifreeze options.

What Happens to a Car without Coolant?

Find out here what happens when there’s no coolant or antifreeze left in the system.

How Often Should I Top Up Coolant?

Here’s our know-how guide for topping up your coolant levels correctly and at the right time.

What Does My Coolant Need to Do?

This guide is here to answer all the questions you might have about engine coolant.

Why do I need to check my coolant?

Our guide can help you understand why it’s important to check your coolant.

What is a Coolant Temperature Sensor?

In this guide, we take a closer look at coolant temperature sensors and how they work.

Your coolant/antifreeze FAQs answered

Our FAQs have all the information you need to help you protect your coolant system.

How to Store Coolant Safely

In this guide, we offer practical tips on how to store and safely handle engine coolant.

Additional Cooling System Maintenance Resources and Advice

Already well acquainted with your car’s cooling system? Then this section’s for you. Here, we’ve earmarked some specialist resources that may come in useful for diagnosing cooling system problems – from the dos and don’ts of mixing coolant to advice on what to do when your cooling system is bubbling.

Don’t forget, too, that we’re always adding how-tos, guides and resources to the Prestone blog, so you can stay tuned to the latest best-practice advice and developments. Our help and advice centre is also available should you need product-specific support, including application instructions and FAQs.

Common Reasons for Bubbles in Coolant

We’re covering the common causes of air pockets in your coolant system.

How to Do a Coolant Flush

Follow our step-by-step guide on how to properly flush your car’s cooling & radiator system.

The Dos and Don’ts of Mixing Coolant

Read our guide on the dos and don’ts of mixing different types of coolant/antifreeze.

How to Test Your Coolant/Antifreeze

Here’s how to check your car’s coolant/antifreeze, so you can fully protect the system.

We hope our maintenance hub helps you steer clear of cooling system woes. Take a look at our complete coolant product range to learn more.

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