How to Check Coolant Level

Wondering, “what is coolant?” Coolant is a vital fluid that transfers heat from your car’s engine block and other parts to regulate the temperature, keeping your engine from overheating on hot Providence days. Having coolant in your car is essential, as it contains elements keeping your engine block within the required temperature range. Learn how to check coolant level with First Acura. Then, check out our service tips and tricks and learn how to check the oil in your car.

How to Check Coolant Level: What to Look For 

Checking your coolant in Warwick is simple with no need to even open the radiator cap. Look at the side of the reservoir. There you should find markings indicating the coolant fluid levels. Does the coolant level reach the full marking? If so, you’re okay on coolant. If not, remove the radiator cap and add coolant or a mixture of one part coolant and one part water. Be sure to check the coolant bottle and see if you need to premix the fluid. While you’re checking the coolant level, it’s also a good idea to check the radiator hoses for any leaks.

How to Check Coolant Level:When to See a Service Technician

Thinner than oil but thicker than water, coolant has a unique viscosity. If the coolant has a sludgy appearance, you’ll want to schedule a service appointment at First Acura as soon as possible. Typically, this means your vehicle in %%target_city_3% has developed a gasket leak, which will drain the coolant quickly. This means your engine could be at risk of overheating, leading to severe damage.

How to Check Coolant Level: When to Change Coolant

Check on your vehicle’s coolant level every three to six months to keep your car running in optimal condition since coolant levels evaporate over time. Coolant usually comes in blue, green, or yellow. If your coolant is brownish or colorless, flush the system and change the fluid.

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Now that you know ‘what is coolant’, don’t hesitate to contact us at First Acura with any questions! Explore our Acura service specials to get the best price on your next oil change or tire rotation!

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