One of the most important tasks that should completed before the cold of the winter sets in is to ensure that the cooling system in your vehicle is properly protected from the harmful weather conditions.

The coolant mixture used to defend against the cold should be a priority for all who want to keep their vehicles in good condition throughout the winter.

The American Trucking Association

The American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council provides a checklist for all truck owners to help them practice safe habits when it comes to caring for their trucks throughout the cold season. This Recommended Practice states many different regulations concerning what types of coolant mixtures are best-suited for specific types of trucks, as well as the dangers of mixing more than one type of coolant.

Concerns and Cautions

One of the biggest and simplest mistakes that a truck owner can make during the winter months is to incorrectly mix the coolant used to protect the cooling system of the truck. Purchasing more than one brand of mixture can be costly because, if coolant is combined with a different brand, the engine may not function at its full capacity. A couple easy ways for a truck owner to make this mistake are if they use two different mixtures because they are constantly topping-off their engine, or if there is a leak in the system and they are being cautious and adding more coolant unnecessarily.

Keeping tabs on the types of coolant used in your trucks is a priority to ensure maximum productivity from your vehicles. Because there are some coolants that are compatible with one another, mixing can sometimes not produce negative results. However, as coolant mixture producers move farther away from […]