Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Alberta, Canada
Re: Antifreeze question-2001 Ford Escort
Well I guess I would consider myself an expert on antifreeze, living in Canada and all. temperatures right now are -24C with 20+ cm of snow on the ground.
As long as your engine and cooling system are in good shape AF will last more than a year but recommend changing at least every 3rd year. As mentioned use a 50/50 dilution of AF and water preferably distilled water. Most antifreeze is an ethylene glycol base which is the best, but make sure the brand you use is compatible with aluminum.