Monterey Collision & Auto Repair

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Does My Vehicle Require Antifreeze If I Live On the Monterey Bay?

Antifreeze does not just protect against cold weather. The bright green liquid keeps our cars running soundly in warm temperatures too. Typically, antifreeze is used to protect your vehicle’s coolant system from freezing. Fortunately, we don’t have to worry about that in Monterey, but the uses of antifreeze do not stop there. Antifreeze is an invaluable tool. Consider these facts:

  • Antifreeze is known to reduce galvanic corrosion in your engine. Galvanic corrosion causes parts of your engine to breakdown in your coolant system. In your coolant system, this type of corrosion causes the anode metal to disintegrate. In this situation, antifreeze is your savior. It guards against galvanic corrosion and is much more effective than traditional water.

  • Antifreeze’s color alone can save your car. Green equals go. The bright green color of antifreeze lets you know your coolant system is leaking and is in need of repair. If this is the case, a green pool of antifreeze will appear underneath your vehicle. There is no mistaking that vibrant color, and you will immediately know that your vehicle needs some TLC from Robert’s Auto.

  • Antifreeze will raise and lower your coolant system’s freezing and boiling point. Imagine the consequences if your coolant system starts boiling. That is exactly what can happen if you use traditional water instead of antifreeze. Our technicians can add a 50/50 mixture of water and antifreeze to your car’s engine. This will raise your vehicle’s boiling point and prevent against costly repairs down the road.

If your vehicles require antifreeze, or you want to take advantage of our other auto maintenance services, Robert’s Collision & Repair will be happy to take great care of you. Call for an appointment at 831-373-1534, and visit our 26,000 sq. ft. facility at 234 Ramona Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940.


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