Since Prestone launched in 1927, feedback from mechanics on the ground has been vital to our product development and has helped us to produce the number one coolant in the US. Already tried and tested in the harshest of US conditions, we were keen to find out how our products would perform in the UK’s climate. Aberdeen, which experiences some of the UK’s coldest conditions, was the ideal place to put our ‘excels in extremes’ promise to the test.

We took to the road and headed north to visit some of Aberdeen’s best garages. Armed with plenty of product we met with mechanics who were prepared to take on the challenge of putting Prestone through its paces.

Products on test included Prestone Coolant/Antifreeze which is guaranteed for all cars and mixes with any colour of coolant, Prestone Head Gasket and Engine Block Repair .

Our Prestone Coolant /Antifreeze contains our unique formula, which can be mixed to any colour of coolant/antifreeze. It performs effectively from -37 to +129 degrees centigrade and protects engine cooling systems for up to 5 years or 150,000 miles. It also ensures long-lasting corrosion protection and we’re proud to say that it has performed in over 20 million miles of fleet testing.

Recently unveiled, the new Prestone Head Gasket and Engine Block Repair offers a simple pour and permanent fix, without the need to drain or flush the cooling system. It reduces corrosion , fixes leaks in a matter of minutes and prevents any future leaks. It also benefits from Prestone’s unique US formula and can be used to treat up to 14 litres of coolant!

Here’s what some of the mechanics we visited had to say about our products:

Owner of Aberdeen Autobody & Mechanical, Ian Miller, said: “I used the Prestone Antifreeze/Coolant and there is definitely a market for this type of product. It’s great to have a product which I can use in all cars, as this saves me time and money. Not having to flush out the existing coolant is also one less job for me in a small, busy garage. Being able to trial a new professional product that is equal to the worst the weather can throw at us was great – we know we’ll be in safe hands using Prestone products for our customers.”

Stewart Robb from Granite City Motors commented: “I’ve used the Prestone Head Gasket & Engine Block Repair product on one car so far, when a customer couldn’t afford to replace any of the parts. It offered a solution and as I haven’t heard back from him, I can only presume that that’s a good sign! I would use the product again in the future.”

Larry Copland of Copland Motors added: “I used Prestone’s Head Gasket & Engine Block Repair product for a gasket leak in the manifold at the back of the engine. I was surprised it did the trick as it was a rather awkward leak. This customer had a taxi and couldn’t afford the time off the road to get the head gasket fixed, so this was the ideal solution for him. It’s  been two months and he’s told us it’s still working. I would definitely use this product again.”

Written by Kat Morris