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Q: How do I check the coolant?

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How do I check the coolant?

The coolant is a vital part of your vehicle, as it helps keep your engine from overheating. Periodically, you should check your coolant levels to make sure there’s enough in your vehicle. Here’s how: 1. Open the hood. 2. Locate the coolant reservoir. 3. Check to see if the fluid level is between the minimum and maximum lines.

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