The cooling system is a vital part of the in-vehicle operation. Using an inadequate type of coolant may lead to severe damage to the engine because it could cause corrosion in some components.
When your motor is cold, inspect liquid levels and condition (milky color). Suppose liquid stories are low top them up with the recommended liquid if necessary. Check fluid state; if an oily film can be seen on the surface or bubbles appear when starting, change liquid immediately.
Generally speaking, the manufacturer’s instructions should always be respected regarding both type and quantity of coolant to be used. Different types of engines require different types of coolant appropriate for each one. Do not mix different styles because this will reduce their performance or even cause damage.
After filling, start the engine and let it run until it reaches operating temperature (the temperature gauge has gained H).
Stop the engine and add (if necessary) to bring the level back up to MAX. Then you can restart your vehicle.
To maintain a correct level, check that locating plugs are still in place and free from obstructions like leaves, etc.… If any of these components is missing or damaged, DO NOT START YOUR CAR! If already started, turn off immediately and get your car checked by an authorized dealer.
By following these precautions, you will prolong the life of your cooling system.
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The following are some of the services you can do at home with your own hands to maintain your vehicle’s cooling system.
1) check for leaks. The first thing you have to do is locate where the leak came from. If there is any puddle under the car when parked, check all cooling system parts. Usually, leakage will occur in places such as hoses or radiator caps. You can also find out by checking whether bubbles come out from behind the pressure cap when turned upside down several times. Make sure not to tighten too much so that it does not cause more damage.
2) add coolant. If necessary, add the required amount of coolant. Coolant is usually around 20% antifreeze and 80% water. You can find out when you need to add by checking the radiator fluid when it becomes dark or dirty. If this happens, you will need to drain and refill with a new coolant batch by the level indicator on the reservoir tank.
3) tighten bolts and connections When everything is checked, and no leaks are found. Start up your cooling system again so that there is pressure inside the system. So tighten all bolts and connection joints firmly (but not too tight).