Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Independence Ohio
I had the same problem with Prestone. I used their anti-freeze exclusively for decades, until they stopped putting the silicone free labeling on their bottles. No more. I switched to Peak. I imagine that since nearly every car and light truck made for the past 20 years has aluminum blocks and heads, they might feel that the label is not longer needed. I don't agree.
I have a very simple logic to my decision. My job as a consumer is to use what the manufacturer recommends. It's a pretty simple task. If the manual says silicate free, the bottle had better say silicate free, or I won't use it. I don't care if they say that it is compatible with all vehicles. Tell me if it is silicate free. I have no time or interest in playing word games. The folks at Peak seem to understand that. Prestone doesn't, so.... Bye!
Prestone is probably perfectly compatible with my engines. I don't care. If they can't supply me with the basic information that I need as a consumer, then they don't get me as a customer. There are too many other good choices out there that want my business.
2002 Illusion Blue GL1800