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Is It Safe to Use Water Instead of Coolant?

Is It Safe to Use Water Instead of Coolant?

The cooling system is crucial for your vehicle engine to maintain a stable temperature at all times. Coolant fluid is the key part of the system that helps regulate the temperature and prevents overheating and parts from corroding. You may have heard from somewhere that water can be used in place of coolant, and we’re here to set the record straight. In order to determine whether water is safe to use in lieu of coolant, you should know what is in coolant first. Coolant is a 50/50 mix of water and other additives in a solution called antifreeze. These chemical components help increase the water's freezing and boiling points to withstand extreme temperatures. Now, when your car is overheating due to a lack of coolant, it most likely has a leak. To temporarily relieve the problem, you will need to resupply the car with coolant. Because some people may not have coolant readily available, water is the next best solution. You may consider adding water as a temporary solution. Ho ... read more

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