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For winter storage, how do you check the strength of the coolant?

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If you go to an auto store , you can purchase a cheap anti-freeze tester ($2-$3). Basically it is a large eye-dropper with different colored balls in side of it. When you fill the eye-dropper with anti-freeze the balls will float or sink. You count the floating balls. The chart printed on the glass eye-dropper/tube will tell you how cold you can safely operate your vehicle depending on the number of floaters.

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