What is Coolant?

Coolant (also commonly referred to as antifreeze) is important for a vehicle’s everyday function. Some mistakenly believe it is only important during cold weather driving. However, it is actually the fluid that keeps radiators from overheating, preventing mechanical failure and extensive repairs. 

What is in Coolant?

Coolant is a mixture of two things, glycol and water. The glycol represents the antifreeze element in the mix. It helps prevent fluid from icing over in cold temperatures and helps prevent fluid from reaching a boiling point in extreme heat. In short, it helps keep engine temperatures stable under extreme climates and driving conditions. The longer an engine runs the hotter it gets. Coolant is designed to remove and carry heat away from the engine to the radiator. Once this fluid cools down, it cycles back to the engine to remove more heat. Having the right coolant is critical for drivers traveling long distances in changing climates.


The quantity and condition of coolant in an engine should be checked on a regular basis. Most trucks have an overflow reservoir which will help you check the fluid level. By simply looking at this overflow reservoir, you can quickly determine the coolant level.

Choosing a Coolant

Burkett Oil carries a wide range of Chevron coolant products that are designed to perform under any condition. As a leading Atlanta Chevron product supplier, we offer coolants for gas and diesel powered vehicles, as well as extended life coolants and heavy duty coolants. Whether you need a coolant for a highway driven vehicle or off-road vehicles, we have the coolant you need to protect your businesses vehicles. We also carry an assortment of coolant container sizes to fit the demand of any size business.
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