Different Types of Antifreeze
- CONVENTIONAL ANTIFREEZE
This product is designed for passenger cars and light duty gasoline powered trucks.
- PRE-CHARGED ANTIFREEZE -- (TMC RP-329)
This product has additional additives and is designed for heavy duty diesel engines and industrial applications. This product can also be used in passenger cars. It can also be recharged to extend the life of the product.
- INDUSTRIAL ANTIFREEZE
This product also has additional additives and is designed for heavy duty diesel engines and industrial applications. This product usually comes with a free testing and maintenance program. Samples are sent to a lab periodically at the customers request and an analysis is sent back to the customer with test results and recommendations on what the antifreeze needs for recharging.
- EXTENDED LIFE ANTIFREEZE (DEX-COOL TYPE)
General Motors made this antifreeze popular because it's original fill in all new GM vehicles since 1995 and is required for warranty. This product can be used for 5 years/100,000 miles and is usually orange in color.
- HEAVY DUTY EXTENDED LIFE ANTIFREEZE (CAT EC-1)
Some heavy duty equipment manufacturers did to this product what GM did to Dexcool. By requiring customers to use this product in their equipment for warranty purposes it is becoming more popular. This product is designed for use in heavy duty diesel and industrial applications and is where the future of antifreeze is heading. Is can be used for 300,000 miles or 3000 hours and can be recharged another 300,000 miles or 3000 hours.
- ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE ANTIFREEZE
This type of antifreeze is manufactured using propylene glycol instead of ethylene glycol. It offers the similar protection to ethylene glycol based antifreeze and comes in conventional, pre-charged and industrial and long life.