How does the cold affect your car?

The coldest period of the year has arrived. For those who have to go out on the road, it is quite a challenge these days. With the ice scraper at the ready (okay, your car can often do this itself nowadays) you step out of the door in the morning. And your fingers crossed that your car will start.

Not starting your car in freezing temperatures is a common problem. That's because the winter cold almost literally destroys your car. The combination of the heat from your engine and the cold outside can seriously damage the engine block, but also the transmission and pipes. To ensure that your car remains in top condition, even in these difficult weather conditions, Unil Lubricants has added a host of antifreeze products to its range.

Antifreeze, or engine coolant, is a colored liquid that is mixed with water to help regulate your engine in extreme temperatures. As the outside temperature changes from hot to cold, coolant is pumped through the engine block to maintain an even operating temperature. But antifreeze does more than regulate temperature. Maintaining the correct fluid level also helps prevent corrosion.

Antifreeze is mixed with water, usually in a 50/50 ratio, and poured into the correct reservoir in your engine. The chemical ethylene glycol is used as a base to make a fluid that is pumped through your car's engine. This fluid ensures optimal operating temperature during extremely hot or cold weather conditions.

Unil Lubricants has a complete range of antifreeze and coolants for the entire fleet. Both petrol and diesel engines enjoy optimum protection when using one of our antifreeze concentrates or the ready-to-use mix. Our monoethylene glycol-based antifreeze fluids are suitable for both passenger and freight transport and can also be used without problems in the public works or agricultural sectors for the cooling circuits of tractors, earthmoving machines and other heavy rolling stock. 

For more information, you can always visit our website, contact one of our salespeople directly, call 02 365 02 00, or send an e-mail to info@unil.com.

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