Drivers from Corona to Riverside know that proper maintenance is the key to a long-lasting vehicle. And while most drivers know about oil changes and tire rotations, not everyone knows what coolant is and what it does for their vehicle. In this guide, we’ll tell you all about the importance of coolant and walk you through how to check the coolant level at home. And if you need more help, feel free to contact us or visit our parts department to pick up supplies!
What is Coolant?
Coolant is often referred to as “antifreeze,” and it refers to a colored liquid that is used by your engine. Though some call it antifreeze, coolant is actually just as important in freezing temperatures as it is in warmer conditions. Coolant stabilizes the temperature inside the engine, which keeps it running smoothly through any forecast or condition.
In addition to knowing what is coolant, it’s useful to know what color is your coolant. Coolant can be blue, green, yellow, or red – depending on your vehicle. This color can also be a good indicator. If your coolant is ever brown or colorless when you check your coolant levels, it’s time for a fluid flush at our service center.
How to Check Coolant Level
While you can always head to Murrieta for an inspection with our talented technicians, learning how to check your coolant level is simple to do at home. Every three to six months, we recommend taking a look under the hood.
Make sure your vehicle is parked and that your engine is cool to the touch.
Look at the exterior marking on the side of the reservoir. The liquid level should touch the “FULL” line. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to add more coolant.
Check the directions on your coolant bottle to see if it is pre-mixed or if it needs to be diluted. Add fluid to the appropriate level.
Before you close the hood, check the hoses and look around the radiator for leaks and damage.
If everything looks good, close the hood and you’re ready to head back on the Ontario roads.
Find Out More with BMW of Murrieta
Whether you need to stock up on coolant or you’re ready to schedule a service appointment, BMW of Murrieta is here for all of your automotive needs. Contact us for more information and learn how we can help you.
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