DEX-COOL Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant (1 Gallon)
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Prestone DEX-COOL Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant (1 Gallon)

Part No. AF888 Warranty Details  
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
 
4.8

(based on 42 reviews)

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    (35)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (30)
  • Durable (20)
  • High-performance (16)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (21)
  • Trucks (20)
  • Large cars (17)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (15), Casual driver (13), Mechanic (10), Truck enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

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

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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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(6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Does what it should

By 

from Yanceyville, NC

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Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I used this to top off when replacing my water pump this month. Great stuff and the old stuff (which is the same) that came out looked like brand new.

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      (5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great

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      from augusta,ga

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Small Cars
        • Trucks

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

        worked great

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        (7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        DEX=COOL ANTI-FREEZE

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        from SO. MN.

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Tastes Funny

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Small Cars
        • Trucks

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

        Great price.

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        (20 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GREAT PRODUCT WHEN USED PROPERLY!!!

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        from Baileyton, Alabama

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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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          (13 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          as advertised

          By 

          from Somewhere, US

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          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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            (17 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Prestone DexCool AAA +++

            By 

            from Cleveland, TN

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            Level 3

            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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              (19 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works just fine

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              from Culpeper Va

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              Level 3

              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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                (21 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Real Deal

                By 

                from Michigan

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                Verified Buyer
                Level 2

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

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

                    Pours from jug nicely.

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                    (29 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good product!

                    By 

                    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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                    (29 of 58 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good

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                    from St. Louis, MO

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                    Level 2

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

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

                        Good quality

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                        • Q:

                          can I use this in my 2009 jeep grand cherokee
                          Asked on 8/24/2015 by 2oilwhiz from valley stream N.Y.

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi, glad to help you! The Prestone DEX-COOL Extended Life Coolant is recommended and formulated for use in all vehicles that require DEX-COOL coolant, as well as all other cars and light-duty trucks with aluminum radiators using extended life coolant.

                            Answered on 8/24/2015 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          can this be used in toyota 2012
                          Asked on 7/22/2015 by olddozerman

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi Olddozerman, I'm glad to assist you! This Prestone DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant - Part No. AF888 is not specifically made for your 2012 Toyota. It meets GM 6277M, Ford WSS-M97B44-D and property and performance specification requirements of Daimler Chrysler MS-7170, MS-9769 certifications.

                            Answered on 7/22/2015 by Solomon
                        • Q:

                          I have an 2001 Saturn SL2 Base Model Sedan 1.9L engine. Do I need to put the Dex Cool back into the vehicle after an flush/fill or put any other brand back into the vehicle?
                          Asked on 7/18/2015 by Casey from McKees Rocks, PA 15136

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                            A:

                            Hi Casey! I would recommend using either the Prestone Dex-Cool (AF888) or the Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant (AF2000) in your 2001 Saturn SL2 Base Model Sedan 1.9L engine. Neither requires flushing the cooling system prior to use.

                            Answered on 7/21/2015 by Solomon
                        • Q:

                          Does this meet the spec for 2010 explorer 4.6 v8?
                          Asked on 5/4/2015 by Eric from Moncks Corner SC

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi Eric, I'm glad to assist you! This Prestone DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant - Part No. AF888 is not specifically made for your 2010 Ford Explorer 4.6L. It meets GM 6277M, Ford WSS-M97B44-D and property and performance specification requirements of Daimler Chrysler MS-7170, MS-9769 certifications.

                            Answered on 5/4/2015 by Solomon
                        • Q:

                          can this be used in a 2012 Chrysler 200 2.4l
                          Asked on 3/28/2015 by Don

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi Don, happy to help you! 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 3/28/2015 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Is Dex Cool the exact same as xlc antifreeze?
                          Asked on 3/21/2015 by None from Marietta, ga

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                            A:

                            Happy to assist you with your question! Our Dex Cool Antifreeze (AF888) is tailored more for GM Applications and some Fords. It meets GM6277m, Ford WSS-M97B44, and DaimlerChrysler MS-7170, MS9769 certifications. The Texaco Xlc antifreeze appears to have a few European vehicle applications.

                            Answered on 3/22/2015 by Panda from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Can it be mixed with tap water or does it need distilled water?
                          Asked on 3/10/2015 by Raj

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            I'm happy to help, Raj! It is recommended to always use distilled water with coolant, including this Prestone DEX-COOL® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant (Part No. AF888). There are minerals in tap water that can cause corrosion and build-up inside of your cooling system. While the DEX-COOL coolant may be less sensitive to the impurities found in tap water, you will likely get better performance and peace of mind using distilled water.

                            Answered on 3/10/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Will this be compatible with my 1993 lexus SC400? Thanks
                          Asked on 2/22/2015 by John

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi John, glad to assist you! This is not an an antifreeze for your 1993 Lexus SC400. This oil 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 and also meets GM 6277M, Ford WSS-M97B44-D and property and performance specification requirements of DaimlerChrysler MS-7170, MS-9769.

                            Answered on 2/23/2015 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Will this work on 2008 Range Rover sport supercharged.
                          Asked on 2/1/2015 by Joey from Greenville sc

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi Joey, glad to assist you! This oil 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 and also meets GM 6277M, Ford WSS-M97B44-D and property and performance specification requirements of DaimlerChrysler MS-7170, MS-9769.

                            Answered on 2/2/2015 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Is it good for 2003 Jaguar XJ Sport? On my dash i see "Engine Coolant Low", Can i buy and add this? Or do my car carry something else. Please jelp
                          Asked on 11/20/2014 by firuzjon88 from Alexandria, VA

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi Firuzjon88, glad to assist you! This oil is not compatible for your 2003 Jaguar XJ Sport. It 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. The exact coolant for your 2003 Jaguar XJ Sport is currently unavailable online.

                            Answered on 11/22/2014 by Steve from AAP
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