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CHECK YOUR ANTIFREEZE THIS WINTER


To check the antifreeze coolant in your vehicle,

follow these steps:

 

1. Park your vehicle on a level surface and make sure the engine is cool. It's important to never check the coolant when the engine is hot, as it can cause burns.

 

2. Locate the coolant reservoir. It is usually a translucent plastic tank located near the radiator. The reservoir is labeled with "coolant" or "antifreeze" markings.

 

3. Look at the markings on the side of the reservoir to determine the minimum and maximum levels. The coolant should be between these two levels.

 

4. If the coolant level is below the minimum mark, you will need to add more coolant. Open the reservoir cap slowly and carefully, as there may still be pressure inside. If the engine is hot, wait for it to cool down before opening the cap.

 

5. Add a 50/50 mixture of coolant and distilled water to the reservoir. You can purchase pre-mixed coolant or mix it yourself. Make sure to use the type of coolant recommended by your vehicle's manufacturer.

 

6. Slowly pour the coolant mixture into the reservoir until it reaches the maximum mark. Avoid overfilling, as it can cause coolant to overflow when the engine heats up.

 

7. Once you have added the coolant, securely tighten the reservoir cap.

 

8. Start the engine and let it run for a few minutes. This will help circulate the coolant throughout the system.

 

9. Check the coolant level again after the engine has cooled down. If it is below the minimum mark, you may have a leak in the cooling system and should have it inspected by a professional.

 

It's important to regularly check the coolant level and top it up as needed to

ensure proper engine cooling and prevent overheating. If you are unsure about checking

the antifreeze coolant in your vehicle, it's recommended to consult your vehicle's

owner's manual or seek assistance from a professional mechanic.




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