Shop at Repco for the right coolant for your vehicle
Red coolant, green coolant, blue coolant and even purple coolant are just some of the colours of concentrate or premix coolant available on the market today. Shop at Repco and find the right coolant for your vehicle to protect your cooling system and provide the anti corrosion properties and cooling capabilities your car, motorcycle, van or 4wd need. Stocking the best brands such as Penrite, Tectaloy and Nulon coolant gives you the choice to select the optimum coolant concentrate or premix formulated to your exact manufacturers specifications.
Confronted with the myriad of coloured coolants these days can be confusing at the best of times. No longer are the standard green coolant and red coolant options the only choice, and when it comes to providing the best protection for your cooling system what do you need to look out for when choosing the best coolant for your vehicle. As always the best option for your vehicles cooling system is the formulation specified by your vehicles manufacturer as this will provide the best cooling and protection characteristics.
So what do some of the colours usually signify and what are the differences between these. In most cases your common garden variety green coolant is formulated with Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT). This formulation contains silicates and phosphate corrosion inhibitors and are typically used in older vehicles manufactured before the mid 1990s. Coolants that are available as orange, red or blue usually feature in newer vehicles and contain Organic Acid Technology (OAT) that does not feature these silicates and phosphate corrosion inhibitors. New vehicles can now also feature coolant using Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT) as this formulation contains added silicates to protect against corrosion and aluminium wear. For easier identification these can be found as yellow, pink, blue or purple colours to differentiate.
When it comes to changing your coolant and maintaining these protective characteristics always consult your vehicle handbook for the correct schedule. Unless a coolant is listed as being "lifetime" all coolants will require changing at some point in your vehicles service schedule. To undertake this you'll be needing a drain pan and a coolant funnel at a minimum to ensure you can drain and refill with a minimum of spillage. Whilst you are changing coolants it is always suggested to check any coolant hose for signs of wear or deterioration and replace as required. Our range of coolant overflow tanks and radiator caps are other cooling components that should be checked and renewed to ensure perfect functioning of your vehicles cooling system.
Stocking the widest range of car and motorcycle coolant and cooling system products makes Repco your one stop shop for servicing and maintaining your vehicle. Browse online or shop instore for the right coolants, tools and parts to keep your vehicles cooling system serviced for maximum efficiency and performance.