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Q: I want to make sure the Prestone 50/50 coolant+antifreeze (with cor-guard inhibitors) is safe to put into my car?

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I want to make sure the Prestone 50/50 coolant+antifreeze (with cor-guard inhibitors) is safe to put into my car? I just noticed my coolant is very low and need to fill it before I do my 40mile commute (each way) Monday morning.

My car has 120000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Go with Zerex G 05 either in full strength or 50/50. It is "mini approved".

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