THE PETROLEUM QUALITY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA​

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THE PETROLEUM QUALITY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA​

The independent resource for information and insights on the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace

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PETROLEUM QUALITY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
SAMPLE SUMMARY FOR ANTIFREEZE & COOLANT

Antifreeze/coolant is critical for protecting engines. The primary function of the fluid is keep an engine cool (manage operating temperatures) by transferring the heat generated during combustion to a radiator where it is then dissipated to air. Although water alone is a very good heat transfer fluid, antifreeze/coolant is a mixture of water and antifreeze (most commonly glycol). Glycol reduces the freeze point of the water to prevent freezing in cold environments. In addition to water and glycol, the fluid contains additives that help reduce pitting, cavitation and corrosion of engine and cooling system components. Because of this, antifreeze/coolant, and its quality, is vital to engine performance.

ANTIFREEZE/COOLANT

Sample Status Key:

No Issues
Note
Advisory
Consumer Alert

Below is a list of all the Antifreeze/Coolant samples tested. Click links to view sample assessment and details.

BrandDateTypeStatus
Star brite4/20/2018Extended Life Coolant Premium Pre-Mixed 50/50 1 Green No Issues
Final Charge4/17/2018Global 50/50 Prediluted Coolant/Antifreeze Nitrite-Free Extended Life 1 Green No Issues
Durex3/14/2018Antifreeze/Coolant 50/50 Pre-Mix Classic Green Formula 1 Green No Issues
Pride 5003/12/201850/50 Pre-Mix Antifreeze & Coolant 1 Green No Issues
HeatWave Universal3/12/2018“Protects to -34°F” Antifreeze & Coolant3 Consumer Alert Red
ShopRite12/17/2017Ready-To-Use 50/50 Antifreeze Coolant 1 Green No Issues
SuperTech12/7/2017Ready To Use Prediluted 50/50 Antifreeze/Coolant Extended Life 1 Green No Issues
Valvoline with ZEREX Technology12/7/201750/50 Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant 1 Green No Issues
MENARDS11/16/201650/50 Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant 1 Green No Issues
O’Reilly11/15/2016Conventional Green 50/50 Prediluted Antifreeze & Coolant 1 Green No Issues
Performance11/15/201650/50 READY-TO-USE Premixed Green Traditional Antifreeze & Coolant 1 Green No Issues
Performance11/15/201650/50 READY-TO-USE Premixed Green Traditional Antifreeze & Coolant 1 Green No Issues
Liquid Moon11/15/2016Conventional Green 50/50 Pre-Diluted Antifreeze/Coolant 1 Green No Issues
MidWest Guard11/15/2016Global 50/50 Antifreeze/Coolant 1 Green No Issues
Parts Master11/15/201650/50 Pre-Diluted Antifreeze & Coolant 1 Green No Issues
PolyGuard11/15/201650/50 Pre-Diluted Antifreeze/Coolant 1 Green No Issues
Polar Zone11/15/2016“Protects to -20°F” Permanent Premixed Formula Antifreeze/Coolant3 Consumer Alert Red
SUPER XXX11/15/2016“Protects to -34°F” Antifreeze & Coolant3 Consumer Alert Red
Blue Mountain4/13/2016Professional Conventional Green 50/50 Pre-Diluted Antifreeze/Coolant 1 Green No Issues
SMB (Superior Motoring Benefits)4/13/2016Ready To Use 50/50 Pre-Diluted Antifreeze Coolant 1 Green No Issues
Polar4/12/2016LONGLIFE 50/50 Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant 1 Green No Issues
PolyFreeze4/12/20165/150 Long Life Concentrate Antifreeze Coolant 1 Green No Issues
Shell4/11/2016Rotella Ultra ELC 50/50 Antifreeze/ Engine Coolant 1 Green No Issues
Signature Home4/11/2016Ready to use Coolant & Antifreeze 1 Green No Issues
SuperS2/26/201650/50 Prediluted Antifreeze Summer Coolant3 Consumer Alert Red
Chevron Havoline1/15/201650/50 Prediluted Universal Antifreeze/Coolant 1 Green No Issues
GC12/28/2015Super Extended Life Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant Blue Hybrid OAT Formulation For Asian Vehicles Using Blue Coolant 1 Green No Issues
Road-Tech12/28/2015Extended Life 50/50 Prediluted Antifreeze & Coolant 1 Green No Issues
SuperTech12/28/2015Ready To Use Prediluted 50/50 Antifreeze/Coolant 1 Green No Issues
AUTOGUARD9/24/201550/50 Ready To Use Universal Antifreeze 1 Green No Issues
AutoZone9/18/2015Extended Life 50/50 Pre-Diluted Universal Antifreeze/Coolant 1 Green No Issues
CarQuest9/18/2015Extended Life 50/50 Pre-Diluted Antifreeze/Coolant 1 Green No Issues
PROLine9/18/2015Extended Life 50/50 Pre-Diluted Antifreeze/Coolant 1 Green No Issues
Royal Farms9/2/201550/50 Premixed Ready To Use Antifreeze and Coolant
Prestone8/20/2015Extended Life Technology 50/50 PREDILUTED ANTIFREEZE/COOLANT 1 Green No Issues
STP8/20/2015Global Extended Life 50/50 Pre-Diluted Antifreeze/Coolant 1 Green No Issues
Zerex8/20/2015G-05 Formula 50/50 Pre-Mixed ANTIFREEZE/COOLANT 1 Green No Issues
ULTRA GUARD8/5/2015WINTER-ALL SEASON Ready to Use Formula ANTI-FREEZE COOLANT3 Consumer Alert Red
Metro7/24/2015-20°F Formula Antifreeze/Coolant2 Advisory Yellow
Performance7/24/2015Ready-To-Go 50/50 Premixed Green/Traditional Antifreeze/Coolant2 Advisory Yellow
Polar Zone7/24/2015Permanent Premixed Formula ANTIFREEZE/COOLANT3 Consumer Alert Red
ZECOL Multi-Max7/24/2015Extended Life 50/50 Pre-Diluted Antifreeze/Coolant
All Temperature7/1/2015Pre-Mixed Antifreeze/Coolant 1 Green No Issues
Prime7/1/201550/50 PREDILUTED ANTIFREEZE COOLANT 1 Green No Issues

ANTIFREEZE/COOLANT​​ ARTICLES