How to TEST Your Coolant for the Winter (Before Major DAMAGE is Done)

Learn how to test your antifreeze, and how to change your coolant to make sure it is protecting your car's engine and cooling system properly. In this video I cover what how to properly test your coolant and top off your radiator so it is a 50/50 mix that way your car wont overheat and your engine block wont freeze or corrode.

Also if the heat in your car is weak or you dont have heat, in this video I will show you how to bleed the air out of the cooling system so you can get heat Coolant is 50% antifreeze and 50% distilled water. And no, freeze plugs are not going to save your engine block from freezing and cracking every time.

Coolant Tester:
Concentrated PEAK 10x:
50/50 PEAK 10x:
Distilled Water (no minerals):
Spill Proof Funnel:
Large Fluid Storage Container:

Temperature Chart for Antifreeze:Water:

How to SUPER FLUSH your Coolant:
How to Flush your Heater Core:
How to Diagnose and Fix NO Heat in your Car:

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  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFixPrieš 9 mėnesių

    Just dropped brand new DriftStang "Ugly Sweaters" which are actually really comfy: This is an important video I wanted to get out asap before the really cold part of winter sets in! Here are some other related videos: How to SUPER FLUSH your Coolant: How to Flush your Heater Core: How to Diagnose and Fix NO Heat in your Car:

  • Melanie Grabec

    Melanie Grabec

    Prieš 5 mėnesių


  • Melanie Grabec

    Melanie Grabec

    Prieš 5 mėnesių

    @MUHAMMAD DANISH ANIQ BIN MUHAMMAD NAJIB Moe my kids and the boys and my boys have been playing with

  • Krischen Price

    Krischen Price

    Prieš 8 mėnesių

    @Barracuda Boi i did not mean all that taking it too far i know. That its not bad.. Last time im commenting on a video

  • Barracuda Boi

    Barracuda Boi

    Prieš 8 mėnesių

    @Krischen Price do note that that some people get away with calling some things the wrong way, and it in fact becomes their identity, that this man calls this thing this way and not that way. Christopher is also one of them, with his identity becoming him always calling water as 'wooder'.

  • Krischen Price

    Krischen Price

    Prieš 8 mėnesių

    Why did you write wooder on one of the pipes... Do you mean water?


    Isn’t green antifreeze obsolete? Why don’t you buy the 50/50 per mix?

  • Rolando Salgado
    Rolando SalgadoPrieš 4 dienas

    11:14 I don’t have a car tho 🤣😂

  • Baldi Baldimore
    Baldi BaldimorePrieš 4 dienas

    What if you use liquid nitrogen to cool your engine? Will it like damage the engine?

  • ネイサニート
    ネイサニートPrieš 8 dienų

    What happens if you don’t use 50/50 and just put in straight Anti-Freeze or Coolant?

  • Daniel Webb
    Daniel WebbPrieš 9 dienų

    Where is the 'like all videos from this creator' button?

  • Efe Akkoyunlu
    Efe AkkoyunluPrieš 10 dienų

    Green is green for me brother🙂, keep going

  • J Mcc
    J MccPrieš 11 dienų

    There's a fill line if you want it to read correctly

  • jacob van halteren
    jacob van halterenPrieš 11 dienų

    One thing to remember is that coolant becomes slush, and does not freeze solid like water so while the freezing point is -34 F the bursting point - at which it will expand and crack - is extremely low.

  • Flyguy
    FlyguyPrieš 12 dienų

    It's cold here in Vermont. What happens if I use 75% coolant? Too much of a good thing?

  • Bjørn Breitzke
    Bjørn BreitzkePrieš 13 dienų

    Thanks for always adding metric units!

  • Mortest
    MortestPrieš 25 dienų

    don’t use distilled water use normal water without lime because distilled water will take out its minerals out of your engine block, which can cause rly rly big issues

  • Professor JO
    Professor JOPrieš 26 dienų

    wooder or water?

  • ParadoxicallySweet
    ParadoxicallySweetPrieš 28 dienų

    Do you use different funnels for different fluids? Is it okay to only have one?

  • coronavirus
    coronavirusPrieš 29 dienų

    mhmm, mhmm ok ok… That if I just… don’t use ANY water? is my engine bulletproof now? Is my bmw a luxury Acura now?

  • Abhilash M
    Abhilash MPrieš mėn


  • Flat4Fan
    Flat4FanPrieš mėn

    Anything wrong running straight coolant no mix?

  • Flat4Fan
    Flat4FanPrieš mėn


  • Jacob Molina
    Jacob MolinaPrieš mėn

    I gotta say your videos are awesome 😎 you explain things extremely well and you pay so much attention to detail thank you 😎

  • Im Me
    Im MePrieš mėn

    Good info but too much Wuter! Couldn't listen to wuter again and again.

  • James Everham
    James EverhamPrieš mėn

    Antifreeze looks like mtn dew

  • Ward Nemo
    Ward NemoPrieš mėn

    Chris I have a 2004 dodge dakota it keeps losing coolant but I can't find any leaks! Could use your help!

    STUBBYPrieš mėn


  • Camron
    CamronPrieš mėn

    i dont really care i just use water lmao

  • Arno OUwencamp
    Arno OUwencampPrieš mėn

    i have a1995 luxline honda and so far i know there hasnt been antifreeze in for 2 years(if not longer) only water but can i put in antifreeze in or will it break down the rust and make a hole in the system

  • Edward Biglang-awa
    Edward Biglang-awaPrieš mėn

    Underrated video

  • George Carlin
    George CarlinPrieš mėn

    winter or not always use antifreeze. this video explain the reason.

  • Alex Obando
    Alex ObandoPrieš 2 mėnesius

    Water boils at 212 depending on sea level. As air pressure rises, water takes less heat to boil. Top of Everest, water would boil around 180F. Interesting fact about water.

  • Śmíĺé
    ŚmíĺéPrieš 2 mėnesius

    You say wooder you sound like a toddler😂😂😂

  • Hoe B00bs
    Hoe B00bsPrieš 2 mėnesius

    This man saving everyone life’s

  • drifterig
    drifterigPrieš 2 mėnesius

    meanwhile my dad when go offroad and broke his radiator he use water from a pond and put egg in hot radiator water to fix the leak that doesnt look safe lol

  • Angela Chapman
    Angela ChapmanPrieš 2 mėnesius

    I just use straight antifreeze I've never mixed distilled water with it. What's the reason for your method? Thanks

  • Ralph Trites
    Ralph TritesPrieš 3 mėnesius

    Long time viewer, 1st comment: What about Evan's Waterless Coolant? Do you run it in any of your vehicles?

  • Sassafras Sapling3014
    Sassafras Sapling3014Prieš 3 mėnesius


  • Sparkyplayz YT
    Sparkyplayz YTPrieš 3 mėnesius

    Where is the ford thunderbird

  • bhikhi
    bhikhiPrieš 3 mėnesius

    These days im gonna teach him hiw to spell its water not wooder

  • Rick Astley

    Rick Astley

    Prieš 3 mėnesius

    And imma teach you it's spelled how not hiw

  • dababy
    dababyPrieš 3 mėnesius


  • GoldyCraft79
    GoldyCraft79Prieš 3 mėnesius


  • Luis Perez
    Luis PerezPrieš 3 mėnesius

    Hi! I'm looking to buy a 2002-2006 Honda CRV, bought myself a Bluetooth OBD2 scanner. What should I be looking at mainly to avoid a bad buy and once bought what should I do regarding flushing etc? Love you're vids btw.

  • Satujoda Srivathsav
    Satujoda SrivathsavPrieš 3 mėnesius

    Hi Chris! I just started watching your vids and I have probably binged most of them. And to think you live so close to where I m (New Brunswick)is unreal . I got my first car like 8 months back... it’s a 2016 golf r.... kindly consider making some videos on a golf... the way you explain things is nothing short of amazing.. thank you

  • Ryan29d13
    Ryan29d13Prieš 3 mėnesius


  • jayden jun
    jayden junPrieš 3 mėnesius

    I live in a place that don't have snow my plat is WJS 3938

  • Adam Darman
    Adam DarmanPrieš 3 mėnesius

    What happens when you put to much antifreeze?

  • Aziz Halim
    Aziz HalimPrieš 3 mėnesius

    Hi Chris. I been enthusiastically viewing your LTdron. I need your advice, I live in Malaysia 🇲🇾 and average temperature is around 85 - 90° F. My BMW E46 318i AC is blowing warm air probably due to malfunction heater solenoid. Anyway, any tips how to remove or disable the heater function?

  • Lawrence A. Stein
    Lawrence A. SteinPrieš 3 mėnesius

    My girlfriend only lets me watch your videos because there’s a chance your dog will happen to make an appearance. She wants to know what kind of dog your best friend is. Tell us!

  • The new fruiz
    The new fruizPrieš 3 mėnesius


  • FunnBoyy14
    FunnBoyy14Prieš 3 mėnesius

    Should your coolant always be 50 50 or?? I'm lost anyone can help

  • Barracuda Boi
    Barracuda BoiPrieš 4 mėnesius

    But you never showed us what happens when we add in too much antifreeze.

  • cris tellez
    cris tellezPrieš 4 mėnesius

    Change a carburetor!

  • mohinder kaur
    mohinder kaurPrieš 4 mėnesius

    right after you change your blinker fluid!

  • Thought Series
    Thought SeriesPrieš 4 mėnesius

    ‘winter is coming'

  • The Devil in Frankenstein
    The Devil in FrankensteinPrieš 4 mėnesius

    Bad experience with that head gasket crud on a Jaguar I bought. It clogs the spots of where the gasket had cracked/corroded from, but this stuff leaves a residue through out the system, like cholesterol in an artery, it builds. This overheated the Jag I had. No wonder the guy sold it to me for 900. We know you know how to change a head gasket. Stop being lazy and change it, because you’ll just added a future headache/heartbreak. Besides it ‘better safe than sorry’, so you go ChrisFix that correctly or someone is going to have a beautiful Jag just sitting on the lot for a while. 🚗🚙🛻🚖🚘🚕🚙🚖🚘🚗🚙🚕🏎

  • ChrisFix


    Prieš 4 mėnesius

    Thanks for sharing. It is not worth the effort to change the head gasket and the money to get the heads machined flat. No one will own this car after me. Its toast after I am done with it.

  • Yakin Fcb
    Yakin FcbPrieš 4 mėnesius

    Awesome ✨

  • Besi
    BesiPrieš 4 mėnesius

    This video is incredibly helpful

  • Weit Chanel
    Weit ChanelPrieš 4 mėnesius

    Hello i run 100% anti freeze concentrant that goes up to -60 celcius is that usualy some kind of a problem or not ?

  • daniel vaz
    daniel vazPrieš 4 mėnesius

    in my car i use about 40% and stil good dont go below 1/3 or 33% above this is 100% safe ( in my experience )

  • Rickard Nilsson
    Rickard NilssonPrieš 4 mėnesius

    11:58 My Volvo 850 have like a 5 liter washer fluid i do not think 15 sec holding it empty it enough i can use that tank for the entire summer without changing out so when it getts close to winter i use it for 5-10 sec a day while driving until it is empty and then i fill with winter washer fluids and on spring i doo the same to get too summer fluid that help with removing insects and other stuff on the windshield :) ow and i think some cars have an extra washer fluid container in the back for back washer i am going to check that on my car because i get no washer fluid on the rear window :D

    NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660SPrieš 4 mėnesius

    Hey chris are you intrested in Electric car like tesla 😀

  • Ali
    AliPrieš 4 mėnesius

    I couldn't find good old antifreeze

  • Majed Salem
    Majed SalemPrieš 4 mėnesius

    The why he say water

  • Jonen Pelit
    Jonen PelitPrieš 5 mėnesių

    My ford escorts block craked because the coolant froze. The coolant froze because my fathers brother borrowed the car and it overheated. The he forgot to drain it and winter came and it freeze

  • Ashok Kumar
    Ashok KumarPrieš 5 mėnesių

    What will happen if I use 100% coolant without water mix to the car..

  • Afrah Khizer
    Afrah KhizerPrieš 5 mėnesių

    1 day i had a dream of me driving my car and saw my temp guage spike up to the hot line few CM away. that was unexpected😥😅😅

  • Paulo Ricardo
    Paulo RicardoPrieš 5 mėnesių

    That liquid looks yummy

  • Andrew Connelly
    Andrew ConnellyPrieš 5 mėnesių

    Hi Chris I was looking at auto tempest. There is a nice 2005 chevy truck price is 1.00$. There must be something wrong with the truck

  • Chase Phelps
    Chase PhelpsPrieš 5 mėnesių

    Nobody Chrisfix WOODER my favorite part about him🤣

  • Claire Fernandes
    Claire FernandesPrieš 5 mėnesių

    AS you know I just got a lucky penny from you guys and I got the money 💰 I cannot usually we have to our own and sausage and eggs and cheese 🧀 I cannot I like it and then I’m just got off my Twitter right after the day of my life I got my birthday 🎁 I cannot I hope 🤞🏼 has always a better night love 💓 right so you have to a beautiful morning and I hope

  • Claire Fernandes
    Claire FernandesPrieš 5 mėnesių


  • Claire Fernandes
    Claire FernandesPrieš 5 mėnesių

    tasty 💊 was a snack snack SNACK SMSing is a great day to come here for the first 💊😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍💊💊💊💊💊 meds like I do you can see the things

  • Claire Fernandes
    Claire FernandesPrieš 5 mėnesių

    Thank him I know you’re a great 👍 is it for us we just had some ice 🧊 we are all excited 😜 we have been in bed 🛌 was that the way we cannot it is just the winter 🥶 I cannot day today and a long time thank us all that I had done ✅ this week we are so beautiful 😍 our amazing 😉 hope your birthday 🎁 has to a good was the last time you were thinking 🤔 I love 💔 you’re a good day today I love you very much and I love you very much and I love you very much and I love 💕 you’re so excited 😆 I was thinking 🤔 I love 💔 you’re a great 👍 sure hope to have you again and then you can always get the new series of things that I have to do and thank him I cannot I know I was going through it but then you had just a using it and then you got to go get some chicken soup for dinner then I cannot you

  • Claire Fernandes
    Claire FernandesPrieš 5 mėnesių

    I’ve been thinking of a few years and I cannot is a good is that we can see the winter 🥶

  • Franc Nation
    Franc NationPrieš 5 mėnesių

    "Fixing" to get my ASE Certification once I watch all your videos.

    M H SUNNYPrieš 5 mėnesių

    What to do on hot weather

  • Half-Blind
    Half-BlindPrieš 5 mėnesių

    Is it possible to put too much antifreeze? Why don’t you just go 100%?

  • Some guy On the internet
    Some guy On the internetPrieš 5 mėnesių

    What about electric cars?

  • codename_longhorn
    codename_longhornPrieš 5 mėnesių

    This video for my brother is NUTS

  • Andreas Lauridsen
    Andreas LauridsenPrieš 5 mėnesių


  • حسن حسين
    حسن حسينPrieš 5 mėnesių

    What will happen if i use anti freaz alone?

  • حسن حسين

    حسن حسين

    Prieš 5 mėnesių

    @ChrisFix thx wooder

  • ChrisFix


    Prieš 5 mėnesių

    You would (ironically) have a lower freezing point, much less heat transfer ability, and any additives they put in wouldn't work because it requires wooder to suspend the molecules!

  • Ricardo Galicia
    Ricardo GaliciaPrieš 5 mėnesių

    Yo I must be drunk I thought it was really snowing 😂

  • TxAxK13
    TxAxK13Prieš 5 mėnesių

    Hi I’m a kid and I want to be a mechanic you are giving a lot of tips an Tricks and that’s why I watch your Channel

  • Gabe R.
    Gabe R.Prieš 5 mėnesių

    2:34 we had a car that had a cracked block because water got too cold and froze, the freeze plugs didn't do their job (it was a PT cruiser)

  • Eray 5134
    Eray 5134Prieš 5 mėnesių

    I dont know that, but can you add the straight antifreeze, without a 50/50 mix?

  • Neil Guru
    Neil GuruPrieš 6 mėnesių

    the coolant looks like pee

  • Vishva
    VishvaPrieš 6 mėnesių

    Sometimes when I watch these videos I wonder what Chrisfix might be fixing right now.

  • I_bombhills
    I_bombhillsPrieš 6 mėnesių


  • Ricardo Pereira
    Ricardo PereiraPrieš 6 mėnesių

    The jaguar looked like it had oil in the water when you drained the radiator...

  • Wattson
    WattsonPrieš 6 mėnesių

    Being someone from Malaysia, specifically a mere 4.4 degrees north of the equator where we never go below 24°C or 75°F, I always find 'antifreeze' confusing and it's to be something needed in cold places only, turns out it's a 50/50 mix and has higher boiling temp. Glad to learn that! Also, I always use hose wooder for my wipers since it doesn't freeze here. Not something I'd recommend but for people where I'm from it's pretty normal.

  • Mounib Ajdk
    Mounib AjdkPrieš 6 mėnesių

    My area gets sooo cold in winter and it becomes a pan in summer

  • Bat3d
    Bat3dPrieš 6 mėnesių

    Texans: hmmmm good to know

  • Shogo 昇剛
    Shogo 昇剛Prieš 6 mėnesių

    Try the tool with salt water and see what it shows.

  • Indiana National Guard23
    Indiana National Guard23Prieš 6 mėnesių

    The best and informational videos I have seen I actually learn something from your videos when I go to my Technical Career school for Automotive Technology I could use the knowledge I get from your videos on whatever I’ll be doing

  • SuperllamaGaming
    SuperllamaGamingPrieš 6 mėnesių

    bro its not "wooder" it water

  • Nathangamezz 49
    Nathangamezz 49Prieš 6 mėnesių

    Chris you know the roll cage I have a idea for the colour black roll cage but have lots of Chris fix sticker like a sticker bomb

  • Maddy Chastain
    Maddy ChastainPrieš 6 mėnesių

    why do you still have that jaguar

  • clap master
    clap masterPrieš 6 mėnesių

    i have a quick question and please don't laugh im new to working with car but what will happen if u just put straight anti-freeze?

  • R S
    R SPrieš 6 mėnesių

    What coolant is for my 2003 Acura TL I’m doing to my car everything I have seen in your videos Thank you very much for shearing your knowledge When I hit the SUBSCRIBE bottom, Wow I Felt very happy because I love your channel !😃 Your Chanel is great !

  • Erik Hance
    Erik HancePrieš 6 mėnesių

    I Would Protect It To -84 Degrees Fahrenheit (64.4 Degrees Celsius)

  • Rinvel Carmona
    Rinvel CarmonaPrieš 6 mėnesių

    I want to know why my cars water reserve looks dirty!!!,!,

  • The Menthor
    The MenthorPrieš 6 mėnesių

    By your voice you seems young and i’m proud of it. You have a good knowledge about what you’re talking! Good job man, greetings from Italy

  • Davied-10
    Davied-10Prieš 6 mėnesių

    Best videos this guy has always so clear