Since 1927 when the Prestone® brand first introduced Antifreeze/Coolant for automobiles, people have trusted the Prestone®name for outstanding protection in their car's cooling systems. Today's cars and light-duty trucks are more complicated than ever. Antifreeze/Coolants come in a variety of colors and chemistries.
Prestone has pioneered antifreeze/coolant innovation for the better part of a century. It's what we do, and we've done it again with Prestone Command®. Both our advanced and patented formulas are engineered to stand up to the harshest temperatures on the planet so your fleets, or those of your customers can always be in command!
A professional do-it-yourself tester that easily tests for anti-freeze/anti-boil protection. Allows visual inspection for rust and sediment.
Test when engine is cool.
Draw up fluid, inspect. If rusty or dirty, drain, flush and refill cooling system.
Pointer must be totally immersed. Fluid should be level with horizontal line at top of tester. Tap to dislodge air bubbles. Pointer shows degree of protection.
To clean tester, flush with hot water.
It is important to maintain your antifreeze/coolant at the proper concentration to provide good corrosion protection as well as prevent freeze-ups and boil-overs. This tester provides a quick and easy method to safely collect a sample and measure coolant concentration. It also allows a visual inspection of the antifreeze while you test it. This is a low-cost way to check the condition of the antifreeze/coolant in your vehicle.
Professionally backflushes cooling systems of most cars and light trucks on the road today. Easily installs antifreeze/coolant in minutes.
Make sure engine is cool, then loosen radiator cap to release any pressure and re-tighten cap. If radiator has no cap, loosen and re-tighten the pressure cap on the expansion tank, if so equipped. If it has a conventional recovery system (a non-pressurized plastic bottle) and no radiator cap accessibility, vent and reseal the system via the cap covering the thermostat.
Two heater hoses extend from the firewall to the engine, in both front- and rear-wheel drive vehicles. Hose #1 runs from the firewall to the water pump. Hose #2 runs from the firewall to top of the engine. This is the heater inlet hose. Ask a qualified mechanic if uncertain.
Make sure engine is cool, remove radiator cap and Flushing TEE Cap. Attach Back-Flow Preventer Coupler to Flushing TEE and water supply line (black-end to tee, yellow-end to garden hose). If vehicle has no cap on the radiator, it is possible to backflush by disconnecting the upper radiator hose at the radiator.
When appropriate, snap Splash Tube into radiator neck and open radiator drain. Turn on water to garden hose. Check to see that liquid is emerging from the Deflector Tube or radiator hose fitting before proceeding.
Determine how much Prestone® Antifreeze/Coolant to install to achieve a minimum 50%, maximum 70% solution for year- round protection.
With cap off TEE, pour the full amount of antifreeze/coolant into radiator, expansion tank, or thermostat housing opening. Water and slight amount of diluted antifreeze/coolant will be displaced from flushing TEE.
After adding antifreeze/coolant, quickly replace flushing TEE Cap. Make sure gasket is in place. Tighten securely by hand. Replace radiator cap.
Run engine for 10-minutes after reaching normal operating temperatures, then shut engine off and allow to cool. Add more antifreeze/coolant to properly fill the system. Replace cap tightly.
Rust and dirty coolant that circulates in your car’s cooling system can lead to a clogged radiator, resulting in overheating and engine damage. Draining the radiator alone does not sufficiently remove old coolant, as the radiator may contain 40% or less of the coolant. The Prestone® Flush 'N Fill Kit allows you to professionally flush the COMPLETE COOLING SYSTEM, not just the radiator, in one easy process.