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Q: How do I check the coolant level?

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How do I check the coolant level?

A: Checking the coolant is an important part o...

Checking the coolant is an important part of keeping your vehicle well maintained. To check the coolant, follow these steps: 1. Open the hood, when the engine is cold. 2. Locate the engine coolant reservoir. 3. Look at the fluid level to make sure it lies between the minimum and maximum lines.

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