Lake Forest, IL, January 24, 2014 – Prestone Products Corporation is pleased to announce the release of a new white paper entitled Inspection Essentials For Cold Weather Antifreeze/Coolant Maintenance In Heavy Duty Vehicles. Be sure to stop by Prestone Command’s HDAW’14 Booth #727 for your Free copy.

Winter is an especially crucial time for heavy duty maintenance. Fleet managers understand that trucks operating on the road, and not stuck in the shop, equate to higher revenues. With the projected double-digit growth in regional North American trucking markets over the next decade, and the continued strain on fleet managers’ resources, Prestone Command® recognizes the need to effectively and conveniently check antifreeze/coolant quality.

“If the cooling system is unable to satisfy the essential requirements put on it by the heavy duty engine, the vehicle’s horsepower, fuel efficiency, emissions and overall durability may be compromised,” said Colin Dilley, Ph.D., Director Technology, Prestone Command® Technology Center. “Selecting the highest quality AF/C products and replenishing at the recommended interval will ensure operating efficiency and optimal performance.”

The Prestone Command white paper focuses on testing essentials for coolant concentrations (mixture of glycol, water and inhibitors) and the important part they play in winter engine management. Because glycol and water are naturally corrosive, coolant manufacturers add inorganic and/or organic salts and other chemicals, known as corrosion inhibitors, to the glycol/water mixture in order to prevent the cooling system components from corroding. It is imperative to test for these corrosion inhibitors to ensure engine metal protection.

“Having the ability to proactively initiate testing on any engine coolant system is imperative to making the right decisions for maintaining the correct levels of coolant concentrations,” said Dilley. “The new Prestone Command test strips and kits offer the ability to test a wide range of important variables from basic glycol concentration to the level of inhibitors for corrosion protection.”

Prestone Command’s new line of Test Kits and Strips have been designed to provide a complete fluid testing, training and consulting program to complement its trusted antifreeze/coolant family. The new Prestone Command Test Kits and Strips will offer coolant-testing convenience with peace of mind.

HDAW’14 attendees can stop by the Prestone Command booth #727 to get a free copy of the new white paper and to see the future additions to the Prestone Command family of products.

Prestone Products Corporation manufactures and markets Prestone® antifreeze/coolant and related products. For more than 80 years, the Prestone name has provided customers with high quality products, including one of the leading brands of antifreeze/coolant. The company’s heavy duty division is headquartered in Lake Forest, IL, USA, and recently launched its Prestone Command® brand of products specifically engineered for the most demanding heavy duty on-road and off-road applications. You can find more at


For More Information Contact:
Mike Henning
Marketing Manager, Heavy Duty