If there’s ice on your windscreen there may be ice on the road. Keep de-icer in the car and check the antifreeze level is between min and max.
- How to Check and Change Your Antifreeze/Coolant @ CarJunky.com
Excerpt: A good Antifreeze will help to remove the heat from the engine, while preventing rust build up in the radiator system. It protects water in the radiator system against freezing, and increases the boiling point of the water in the radiator system. Antifreeze/Coolant also keeps the levels of evaporation to a minimum since Antifreeze doesn’t evaporate like water does.
- Winter Driving advice @ The AA
Excerpt: You need a 50-50 mix of antifreeze and water in the cooling system for winter. This gives maximum protection down to -34° centigrade, and without it, severe engine damage costing hundreds of pounds can occur.