Coolant Level Maintenance

Posted April 1, 2022

As drivers and car owners from coast-to-coast celebrate National Car Care Month in April, here are a few things to consider regarding your vehicle’s coolant level:

• Many people are under the impression that to maintain your cooling system, all that goes into it is flushing it regularly.

• But to ensure that not only the cooling system components, but also the engine, are kept safe and protected, you should periodically check the level of the coolant.

• Most modern cars have a plastic coolant reservoir or overflow tank that allows you to check and top-off the system without removing the radiator cap and exposing yourself to possible burns from hot coolant.

• These overflow tanks have marks on them to indicate exactly where the level should be at.

• Most have two marks: The minimum or fill line, and the maximum line.

• When the car is cool, the level should be at the lower mark, while when it is warmed up, it should be at the max mark.

• If you are low on coolant, that indicates either an internal or external leak.

• An internal leak is generally more expensive, but they are both just as serious.

• Regardless of where the coolant is leaking, running low on coolant is VERY dangerous because if there is not enough, it will lead to the engine overheating, and potentially being damaged to the point that it would need to be replaced.

If you’re worried about your coolant level or you’d like to schedule an inspection of your vehicle, call Keller Bros. Auto Repair at 303-347-1010! You can also schedule an appointment online by clicking HERE.

Categories: Car Care Tips