There are historical reasons why coolant/antifreeze comes in different colours – the colours related to what the product was made from. These days different brands use different colours for coolant and it doesn’t necessarily tell you all that much about what’s in your car, so using a product like Prestone which is guaranteed to mix with any colour of coolant/antifreeze is the safe way to top up.
Read on for more detailed information and tips.
Why Is Coolant / Antifreeze Different Colours?
Have you ever wondered how pink, orange, blue and green engine coolants differ from each other? Perhaps you’ve bought a car, checked the coolant/antifreeze reservoir for the first time and noticed it was different from your last car.
The colour of engine coolant isn’t there to make it look pretty. There are historical reasons why it comes in different colours, and different brands use different colours as well, but these days it doesn’t necessarily tell you all that much.
However, it’s important to make sure you’re putting the right liquid into your car, so here we give a bit of insight into the differences, and also provide a solution in case you’re confused about which type of coolant/antifreeze to use or worried about what’s in your car. We make it easy and simple for you change or top up your coolant/antifreeze.
To do this, we spoke to our Global Technical Director, Bruce Ellis. Bruce heads up the Research and Development team here at Prestone, and is on hand to share his knowledge of coolant/antifreeze.
Find out what Bruce had to say about different coolant colours, and what they represent, below:
Watch a demo
Watch professional mechanic Jonathan Fry mixing Prestone coolant/antifreeze with a pink coolant, to demonstrate how it can be added to any other coolant product:
Remember, Prestone Coolant/Antifreeze is guaranteed for all cars and can be mixed with any other colour of coolants. Our specialist formula offers protection in all extremes, from -37°C to 129°C, and is available in both ready to use and concentrated form.
For more information, visit the Prestone homepage.