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How to Check Your Coolant

When you become a car owner, it can be quite overwhelming to figure out everything that you have to do to keep your car maintained. One thing that many people forget, or don’t know how, to do is check their fluids. That’s why today we’re going to go over how to check your coolant. It’s easy.

  • Start by identifying your expansion tank. If you are unsure of what this is, check for the location in your vehicle handbook. Follow any vehicle-specific advice that they give.
  • Check your levels. Your coolant should be in between the min/max lines on the sides of the expansion tank.
  • As you’re checking your coolant levels, have a look at any of the hoses that you can see. If you see any wet or stained hoses, you may need to have your car looked at.
  • If you need to fill your coolant, wait until your engine is cold. If the engine is hot, it could result in a release of hot liquid.
  • Ensure that you’re using the right type of coolant.

If you follow these five simple steps, you will have no issue in refilling your coolant. Good luck, and ask an expert if you are ever unsure of what you’re doing.