Last time went to Autozone, I noticed that no "regular" radiator
antifreeze/coolant -- ethylene glycol stuff -- was on sale, apart from
Autozone's cheap store brand stuff. The usual brands like Prestone and
Peak only had their long-life-use-anywhere stuff. Of course, my 2001
Accent's manual only specifies the conventional ethylene glycol
coolant. Has the whole automotive world switched to the long life
Christopher, you have to be careful here. Industry terminology is changing.
Almost all of the "standard" ethylene glycol coolant I buy is now called,
"Long Life." But it is not the same as the "Extended Life" coolant that is
becoming so common. Both Peak and Prestone have both. The "Long Life" is
actually just ethylene glycol with a couple of additives that won't hurt
At least in my area, the choice is still good. And I get the impression
that the ethylene glycol anti-freeze that is out there is better (with some
of these additives) than it used to be. To me, there is still nothing like
changing your coolant every Fall.
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