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How to check coolant levels in your car

In order for your vehicle’s engine to stay cool and prevent overheating, you need to have proper coolant levels – not just in the winter, but year round. 

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5 STEPS

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

STEP 1

Make sure the engine is cool

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STEP 2

Use a rag to remove the cap of the radiator tank

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STEP 3

Check the radiator’s coolant level

The fluid should be near the top, or at the “Full” mark on the radiator tank. 

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STEP 4

Top it off if the level is low

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STEP 5

Check the coolant’s protection level with a coolant tester

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