DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant
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Prestone DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant

Part No. AF888 Warranty  
Prestone® DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant is recommended and formulated for use in vehicles that require DEX-COOL® coolant, as well as other cars and light-duty trucks with aluminum radiators using extended-life coolant. This formula has a concentrated blend of premium long-lasting inhibitors for extended performance, protecting against temperature extremes and the ravages of rust and corrosion.

Product Features:
  • Recommended for use in all GM vehicles that require DEX-COOL® coolant as well as other cars and light-duty trucks with aluminum radiators using extended-life coolant
  • Compatible with other DEX-COOL®-approved coolants
  • Concentrated blend of lasting inhibitors for performance and protection against freeze-up, boilover, rust and corrosion; improves water pump life
  • Meets or exceeds ASTM D3306 and SAE standards for coolant corrosion protection
  • Meets GM 6277M, Ford WSS-M97B44-D and property and performance specification requirements of DaimlerChrysler MS-7170, MS-9769
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Container/Package Size:1 gal
Protection Range:minus 84 to 276 degrees F
Type:Dex-Cool concentrate

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PrestoneDEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant
 
4.7

(based on 39 reviews)

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    (32)

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    (6)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Durable (20)
  • High-performance (16)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small cars (19)
    • Trucks (18)
    • Large cars (15)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (14), Casual driver (12), Mechanic (9), Truck enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (31)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    DEX-COOL® is a great Value &

    As a scientist and researcher, DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant by Prestone is a valuable product to maintain engine cooling and prevent heat damage. In older GM vehicles it is required and that...Read complete review

    As a scientist and researcher, DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant by Prestone is a valuable product to maintain engine cooling and prevent heat damage. In older GM vehicles it is required and that sustains vehicle life. Therefore it is a great value. The concentrated version is then diluted 1:1 which offers significant savings and is simple to do. Pour half into empty coolant container and fill each
    with clean fresh water. Presto, you have two (2)
    Gallons of great PRESTONE coolant.
    Dispose of one container properly when done and save one for the future.
    Not affiliated with Prestone in any manner.
    Aviation Researcher
    Craig "Buzz" Conroy - Gibsonia, PA

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't do it

    I'm telling you for your own good. Switch to the green stuff.

    The green is far superior. Yes, you can use it with your aluminum block engine. Yes, you...Read complete review

    I'm telling you for your own good. Switch to the green stuff.

    The green is far superior. Yes, you can use it with your aluminum block engine. Yes, you will need to change it more often.

    Problem is, when this Dexcool is exposed to oxygen, it coagulates and curdles. Literally, it turns into a disgusting, gunky mud. This is hard to move and creates a lot of pressure against gaskets, hoses, and your engine. Trust me. I have seen the effects on my own Grand Am.

    I had to flush the radiator three times because my heater core was literally clogged, and the LIM/UIM gaskets were shot. Also, the DexCool coagulated and got stuck to the t-stat, and it stopped working. This stuff should be illegal, literally. There is nothing good about orange. It's cool, it's what everyone uses, but I use the green in my Pontiac GA '02. You will never catch me using this garbage in my car again. I saw the effects. I tore the engine down.

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    5.0

    GREAT PRODUCT WHEN USED PROPERLY!!!

    By P8ntballplyr4life

    from Baileyton, Alabama

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Doesn't Corrode
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars
      • Small Cars
      • Trucks

      Comments about Prestone DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant:

      Contrary to another review about this stuff turning to mud and clogging up your system; WHEN USED PROPERLY IT WORKS GREAT!! If you want to replace your existing coolant with dexcool you MUST make sure your ENTIRE system (engine, radiator, heater core, etc) is completely flushed of all old coolant that's not compatible with dexcool. Then, I highly recommend using distilled water over tap water when diluting any coolant you choose to use. If you think about it, the manufacturer uses specific products for a reason; and I promise it's not because they just go "hey this sounds cool". They spend thousands upon thousands of dollars doing research to determine what works for thier system. I'm not saying there aren't some great aftermarket products out there. All I'm saying is, if your vehicle requires, or recommends the use of dexcool, I suggest you use it!

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      5.0

      as advertised

      By Mace

      from Somewhere, US

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      Ask me a question

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      Level 3

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • High-Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Small Cars
        • Trucks

        Comments about Prestone DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant:

        this item is as advertised. I bought the concentrate and a bottle of distilled water since it was .99 for the water in stead of another 16 for a second bottle.

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        5.0

        Prestone DexCool AAA +++

        By BW

        from Cleveland, TN

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • High-Performance
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Small Cars
          • Trucks

          Comments about Prestone DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant:

          Prestone Dexcool is great.. Some don't like Dexcool, but with proper maintenance every 5 years, should have no issues..

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          5.0

          Works just fine

          By London Lad

          from Culpeper Va

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • High-Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Cars
            • Small Cars
            • Trucks

            Comments about Prestone DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant:

            Easy to install in 06 Equinox

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Real Deal

            By Mopar Man

            from Michigan

            About Me Mechanic

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Prestone DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant:

                Pours from jug nicely.

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                • No

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                (9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good product!

                By Bsk998

                from Lexington, KY

                About Me Mechanic

                Pros

                • Refer To Owners Manual

                Cons

                • Follow Direction Of Mfg

                Best Uses

                • SUV

                Comments about Prestone DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant:

                I read a review where this guy was stating this stuff when exposed to air turns to gunky mud. This will hapopen when it is mixed with another type of coolant that is not compatiable with Dex Cool. That is why you need to refer to your owners manual to see what type of coolant is required for your car/truck/suv. It works great when everything is done properly.

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                (10 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good

                By CP

                from St. Louis, MO

                About Me Mechanic

                Verified Buyer
                Level 2

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Prestone DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant:

                    Good quality

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                    • No

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                    (10 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    works good

                    By ss

                    from pittsburgh,pa

                    About Me Casual Driver

                    Verified Buyer
                    3 or more reviews submitted

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • High-Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Trucks

                      Comments about Prestone DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant:

                      would by again

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                      • No

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                      (12 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Works as advertisd. Good product.

                      By Jaco

                      from Madison, Alabama

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer
                      3 or more reviews submitted

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • High-Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Cars
                        • Small Cars
                        • Trucks

                        Comments about Prestone DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant:

                        Factory stuff.

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                        • No

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                        (11 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best price/perf. in the neighborhood!

                        By Senior Nerd

                        from Mundelein, IL

                        About Me Casual Driver

                        Verified Buyer
                        Level 2

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • High-Performance
                        • Meets Oem Spec

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Liquid Cooled Engines

                          Comments about Prestone DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant:

                          Best price/performance ratio for Dex-Cool in the neighborhood

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                          • Q:

                            Does dex-cool need to be mixed with water.
                            Asked on 4/19/2014 by Aurora360

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Hi Aurora360, great question! Yes, this Prestone DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant has a concentrated blend and you will need to mix with water.

                              Answered on 4/20/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Is this durable to use in my 2001 GMC Jimmy? if not what is the best kind to use for this kind of truck?
                            Asked on 3/17/2014 by Mike from Sewell, Nj

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi Mike, great question! This Antifreeze/Coolant is recommended for use in all GM vehicles that require DEX-COOL® coolant as well as other cars and light-duty trucks with aluminum radiators using extended-life coolant Compatible with other DEX-COOL®-approved coolants.

                              Answered on 3/19/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            will this work in my 95 chevy tahoe?
                            Asked on 3/3/2014 by blahhh from worcester ma

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi Worcester, glad to assist you! This antifreeze/coolant is recommended and formulated for use in vehicles that require DEX-COOL® coolant, as well as other cars and light-duty trucks with aluminum radiators using extended-life coolant. It meets GM 6277M, Ford WSS-M97B44-D and property and performance specification requirements of Daimler Chrysler MS-7170, MS-9769.

                              Answered on 3/4/2014 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            I have a 2005 mercedes-benz c320 4matic .. Will this be a fit
                            Asked on 2/28/2014 by ginel from 3626

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi Ginel, good question! This antifreeze/coolant is recommended and formulated for use in vehicles that require DEX-COOL® coolant, as well as other cars and light-duty trucks with aluminum radiators using extended-life coolant. It meets GM 6277M, Ford WSS-M97B44-D and property and performance specification requirements of Daimler Chrysler MS-7170, MS-9769.

                              Answered on 3/1/2014 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            will dex cool work in my 99 honda crv i normally use green antifreeze
                            Asked on 1/12/2014 by stroke from nich ky

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi Stroke, good question! This is recommended for use in all GM vehicles that require DEX-COOL coolant as well as other cars and light-duty trucks with aluminum radiators using extended-life coolant. It meets GM 6277M, Ford WSS-M97B44-D and property and performance specification requirements of DaimlerChrysler MS-7170, MS-9769.

                              Answered on 1/14/2014 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Will this work for 99 chev S-10?
                            Asked on 1/7/2014 by Karen from MN

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi Karen, good question! This coolant is recommended for use in all GM vehicles that require DEX-COOL coolant as well as other cars and light-duty trucks with aluminum radiators using extended-life coolant. It meets or exceeds ASTM D3306 and SAE standards for coolant corrosion protection. Also, meets GM 6277M, Ford WSS-M97B44-D and property and performance specification requirements of DaimlerChrysler MS-7170, MS-9769.

                              Answered on 1/8/2014 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            I have universal coolant in my car ( Road King Universal) can this be mixed with that? I need to top off my coolant? The road king is an amber color.
                            Asked on 1/5/2014 by Brandon from Michigan

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi Brandon, glad to assist you! This coolant is recommended and formulated for use in vehicles that require DEX-COOL coolant, as well as other cars and light-duty trucks with aluminum radiators using extended-life coolant. This formula has a concentrated blend of premium long-lasting inhibitors for extended performance, protecting against temperature extremes and the ravages of rust and corrosion. Product Features: Recommended for use in all GM vehicles that require DEX-COOL coolant as well as other cars and light-duty trucks with aluminum radiators using extended-life coolant Compatible with other DEX-COOL - approved coolants Concentrated blend of lasting inhibitors for performance and protection against freeze-up, boilover, rust and corrosion; improves water pump life Meets or exceeds ASTM D3306 and SAE standards for coolant corrosion protection Meets GM 6277M, Ford WSS - M97B44-D and property and performance specification requirements of DaimlerChrysler MS - 7170, MS-9769.

                              Answered on 1/6/2014 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            should I use this in a 2006 ford escape hybrid or regular prestone?
                            Asked on 12/12/2013 by theo from new haven, wv

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi theo, great question! This Antifreeze/Coolant is recommended for use in all GM vehicles that require DEX-COOL® coolant as well as other cars and light-duty trucks with aluminum radiators using extended-life coolant Compatible with other DEX-COOL®-approved coolants.

                              Answered on 12/14/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Is this compatible with Mopar 12106, the purple long-life OAT product from Chrysler for 2013 Jeep Wranglers?
                            Asked on 12/5/2013 by wlauritzen from Texas

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi Wlauritzen, this item is meets or exceeds ASTM D3306 and SAE standards for coolant corrosion protection. It meets GM 6277M, Ford WSS-M97B44-D and property and performance specification requirements of DaimlerChrysler MS-7170, MS-9769.

                              Answered on 12/5/2013 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            will this work in my 04 volkswagon passat 1.8T
                            Asked on 10/26/2013 by robert from hazard, ky

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi Robert, this Prestone DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant - Part No. AF888 is recommended and formulated for use in vehicles that require DEX-COOL® coolant, as well as other cars and light-duty trucks with aluminum radiators using extended-life coolant. It meets GM 6277M, Ford WSS-M97B44-D and property and performance specification requirements of Daimler Chrysler MS-7170, MS-9769.

                              Answered on 10/26/2013 by Morgan from AAP
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