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Tis the Season to Top-Off Antifreeze

How to Protect Your Car with Antifreeze in Cold Weather

Just as humans need plenty of healthy liquids to protect against dehydration and illness during the winter, automobiles need an adequate amount of fresh antifreeze to protect their vital systems from exposure to extreme temperatures and the stress of winter driving and conditions.

The good news is that maintaining the freshness and level of the antifreeze in your family's vehicles is as easy as 1-2-3. The next time you have a few minutes, and your car's engine is cool:

1) Open the hood

2) Find the coolant reservoir (usually a white, semi-clear plastic
receptacle with black cap) and look to see if the coolant level is at or near the FULL COOL indicator line.

3) If the vehicle's coolant system level is low, remove the coolant
reservoir cap and add a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and clean water up to the FULL COOL line.

That's it! This simple procedure should be repeated with each vehicle in your family's "vehicle fleet." It can save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars in engine repairs, along with helping to ensure that you and your passengers are not stranded in cold, unsafe conditions.

To make it even easier to maintain your car's cooling system, leading manufacturers have introduced advanced global formula products that can be used in any automobile or light duty truck, regardless of make, model, year or original antifreeze color. This means that a single gallon of 50/50 pre-diluted global antifreeze can help you top-off the cooling system in all of your family's vehicles, including your Explorer, you spouse's Audi and
your teenager's Civic.

"If you can't remember the last time you checked the antifreeze in each of your family vehicles, you should definitely take a few minutes to make sure they have a sufficient fill of antifreeze before winter weather arrives," said Josh Russell, brand manager for PEAK Performance Products, makers of PEAK Global LifeTimeTM Antifreeze & Coolant — the only universal antifreeze that guarantees protection for as long as you own your vehicle, when used in a complete flush and fill.

Available as a 50/50 pre-diluted formula that's ideal for topping-of or fully formulated for complete flush-and-fill applications, PEAK Global LifeTime is backed by an exclusive lifetime protection guarantee when used in a properly maintained cooling system.

"Instead of hesitating or spending time trying to sort out the confusing color codes that carmakers have come up with, consumers can now use a single antifreeze/coolant with total confidence that it will perform for as long as they own their vehicle," Russell said.

For details about these steps and the importance of maintaining your vehicle's cooling system or to learn more about the advanced technology that goes into universal antifreeze/coolants such as PEAK Global LifeTime, visit