People tend to use water instead of coolants because it's cheaper and easily available. But do you know water can cause serious damage to your vehicle which would result in a high cost of repair? Let's walk you through some reasons why you should use coolants instead of water.
Coolants have additives that promote effective cooling and optimum functioning of the vehicle's cooling system. These additives are not present in water.
Coolants have anti-rust properties that prevent rusting of the engine and the radiator. Water on the other hand causes metals to corrode when they come in direct contact with them.
Water boils rapidly whiles coolants have higher boiling points. Water usually boils and evaporates leaving the radiator without fluid over time.
Water has freezing capabilities. When the water in your radiator freezes it could make your cooling system non-functional and cause severe damage such as cracked engine block or cracks in the radiator. Coolants have anti-freeze properties.