What happens if I drive without antifreeze in my car (no water / no antifreeze)? This is my main question. I've added some follow up questions that are specific to my situation but for the main question I just want to know in general what happens.
Let's say someone thought that the low antifreeze light was the low windshield washer light and drove a 12 mile trip to work and home from work in the middle of winter for a month? What happens if they drive in the summer?
I took it to a mechanic and said the radiator has a leak and the water pump has a leak. He quoted me 1200 to fix it. Can I get a better price? Do I negotiate? I said no (I don't have it). He said I could save 60 by using a different radiator (I didn't understand when he was saying what was different but it would save me 60).