Which antifreeze do I need?

Getting it right 

There are lots of different types of antifreeze and it's crucial to understand that there is no single antifreeze that's suitable for all makes and models. 

The best thing to do is to always use the antifreeze that's recommended by your car manufacturer. You can also use our handy online look-up tool to find the exact antifreeze for your car. 

A general guide to Antifreeze 

Cars made after 1998 normally need antifreeze that uses silicate-free, organic acid technology (OAT). These types of antifreeze offer better corrosion protection so that parts don't need to be changed as often. 

Cars made before 1998 usually need antifreeze that isn't OAT based and that does contain silicate. 

Antifreeze at Halfords 

We sell all the best types of antifreeze on the market. Take a look online and select 'Click & Collect' to pick it up from your local Halfords. Or, if you prefer, you can arrange for it to be delivered. 

Car maintenance is important to avoid repairs and save you money, so don't forget that if you're unsure whether anything needs topping up, take advantage of our free 5-point car health check at your nearest store. 

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