Just as the human body shuts down without sufficient amount of blood flow, a vehicle too depend on coolant to keep it operating continuously and safely. When coolant levels gets too low, your engine can be seriously damaged. To stop this, follow the 4 tips below.
Tip 1: Check Coolant Levels Regularly
Check your coolant levels regularly in your vehicle’s overflow reservoir and in its radiator, especially before you start a long trip.
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Tip 2: Be on the Lookout for Leaks
Always be aware of any new oil or coolant moisture spots on your garage floor or driveway. If you find one of these spots, first check whether it has been made by coolant or engine oil. If it’s coolant, make it a priority to have your coolant level checked immediately.
Tip 3: Check Gauges
It’s vital that your coolant gauge never shows an unusually high heating range on the car’s engine temperature gauge. If the car’s engine heat light comes on, pull over to the side of the road and check your coolant level.
Tip 4: Check the Coolant
Once you have pulled your vehicle off the road because of an indication of overheating, check for a coolant leak. If you find a leak, immediately take your car to a garage.