Summer is now upon us! Of course we're in England so who knows how long this lovely weather will last before the heavens open [Edit: Since writing this post, it has in fact rained...). In the meanwhile, here are our Top 5 Products for getting you through Summer.
An essential item you’ll require in the harsh conditions for your car this winter is definitely antifreeze, and now here at Granville we’re stocking a universal range; suitable for ALL makes and models. Here’s all you need to know:
Technically speaking yes you can use plain water in your cooling system but it isn’t recommended as a long term solution and certainly not in extreme weather conditions.
Before you set about checking the health of your antifreeze it is important to bare in mind that different vehicles will have different expected lifespans on any fluid that goes into the vehicle. Your user manual should give you a guide as to when you can expect to need to change your antifreeze but it is a good idea to check up on the health of the fluid when you check if it needs a top-up, something you should be inspecting every three months or so.
The cold weather is harsh on your vehicle and, unfortunately, sticking on a hat, scarf and coat isn’t an option for it so it pays to be extra careful as the temperature drops because climate related trouble can strike quicker than you’d expect. There are plenty of ways that the cold weather can affect your vehicle so keep a sharp look out for any of the following and don’t get left out in the cold.
Antifreeze and coolant. They cause quite a bit of confusion for motorists who aren't in the know. In fact it's one of the most frequently asked topics put to the Tech Team here at Granville HQ. And it's no wonder that it causes people to scratch their heads over it because they are essentially the same product - just with different functions.