Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do I read the coolant temperature gauge?

asked by on

How do I read the coolant temperature gauge?

A: The coolant temperature gauge is located on...

The coolant temperature gauge is located on the instrument panel, inside the tachometer. This gauge tells you the temperature of the coolant, and therefore the engine. When the coolant gauge is in the right zone, near the H, then your coolant is dangerously hot, and you should stop your car immediately, until the engine cools down.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I lock and unlock the doors with the key

You can lock and unlock all of the doors in your vehicle with the key. To lock the doors, insert the key into the lock on the driver’s door, and rotate the key counterclockwise until you hear the doors lock....

Q: My temp gauge reads low, but I replaced the thermostat.

In order to properly test the cooling system you'll need to test the temperature at the temperature sending unit with a laser temperature tester or something equivalent. You'll also need a scanner to look at the reading to the ECM...

Q: How do I use Four-Wheel Drive?

Four-wheel drive is one of the best ways to ensure safety and efficient vehicle operation in less than ideal conditions. Whether you’re driving on a gravel and dirt road , driving in inclement weather, or simply in tow, four-wheel drive...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...