The engine’s cooling system in your car prevents it from overheating and reaching the boiling point. The coolant, also known as antifreeze, radiator fluid or water actually keeps the engine temperature stable under all extreme weather conditions. The coolant absorbs the excessive heat from the engine and dispels it out in the air through the radiator. It does protect your engine from freezing in extreme chilling weather period. And it’s quite essential to check your coolant level at regular intervals in order to maintain the required fluid level.
Things you’ll require:
1.Firstly check out that the coolant you’ve picked is compatible with your car’s engine or not, so make a right selection. In order to make the choice you can easily check out the label on the coolant or the car manual as everything is mentioned on the same.
2.You must also know that the coolant needs to be properly diluted; this means exactly a mixture of 50% coolant and 50% water. You can do this yourself and if not sure a premixed coolant, which is ready to use is easily available in the market or automotive retail store.
3.Find out the hood release located under the dashboard in your car and gently pull to release the hood.
4.After you’ve opened the hood, locate the coolant reservoir. Take the help of manual if needed, basically the reservoir is usually white plastic and you can even see the fluid inside it.
5.Now gradually pour the coolant into the reservoir until the fluid level reaches the “full” mark. Its better you use a funnel to prevent spilling.
6.After the coolant is added in your engine, simply replace the cap on reservoir and close the hood.
7.You can also add coolant directly into the radiator if coolant reservoir is not present. Find out the radiator cap and pour in fluid until the reservoir is filled.