How to Check The Radiator Coolant Level

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It’s very important to check your radiator coolant level. Because another important fluid in your car is the coolant. Coolant is a mixture of antifreeze fluid and water that circulates throughout your car’s engine to remove excess heat. The coolant then circulates throughout he radiator where airflow cools the liquid before its journey back through the engine.

Instruction :

  1. Open the hood and find the radiator. It’s typically located at the front of the engine compartment just behind the bumper. On most cars, a coolant reserve tank for two lines : one identifies MAX (maximum) levels, and one identifies MIN (minimum) levels. The highest level of coolant should be between these two marks.
  2. If coolant is low, turn the radiator cap counterclockwise one-quarter turn to relive any pressure remaining in the cooling system. Then push the cap down and turn it counterclockwise until it is off.
  3. Check the coolant level in the radiator. If it is below the base of the filter neck, add coolant. And then replace the radiator cap.
  4. Open the cap on the coolant reserve tank and add coolant until the level is between the minimum and maximum marks. Replace the tank cap.
  5. Clean up any coolant that may have spilled on the floor or ground.
How to Check The Radiator Coolant Level was last modified: December 7th, 2015 by tompul
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