Coolant Car Check

How to Check Coolant Level

A basic knowledge of car care and useful service tips can give you more confidence and peace of mind on Brainerd roads. For example, do you know how to check coolant level and quality? To learn how to inspect your coolant level and its overall quality, or to learn what is coolant, read on below. With an understanding of these car components, you’ll be better equipped to keep your Nissan running optimally beyond Nisswa for miles to come!

 

 

What is Coolant?

First things first: what is coolant? Coolant is a mixture of antifreeze and water that keeps your engine from overheating or freezing. The coolant mixture circulates the system to absorb the mechanical heat (friction) produced as your engine runs throughout Aitkin. It’s ability to maintain proper and safe operating temperatures means it is an incredibly important part of your car’s health.

How to Check Coolant Levels

Since we’ve established how essential coolant is to your Nissan, let’s cover how to check coolant level and quality. The following tips will help you inspect your coolant to ensure its optimal condition, and thus your vehicle’s premier performance.

  • Pop the hood of your Nissan
  • While the vehicle cools down, refer to your owner’s manual to properly locate the coolant reservoir
  • Once identified, look closely at the coolant reservoir and you’ll see the marks denoting the upper and lower coolant levels
  • Ensure that the current coolant level is in between those marks
  • If the coolant level is low, add the type of coolant specified in your owner’s manual to the reservoir. Check to see if the coolant is pre-diluted or concentrated. If concentrated, be sure to create a proper 50/50 mix of antifreeze to distilled water. 
  • While you’re checking the coolant level, check its color and quality too. Any perceived discoloration or contaminants may warrant a coolant flush. 

Schedule Coolant Service at Tanner Nissan

Now that you know how to check coolant level and quality, how does your Nissan coolant look? If you think you are ready for coolant service, our factory-trained Nissan service center technicians can top off your coolant levels or perform a full coolant system flush to get your system back to ideal operating condition! Schedule your service appointment today and you’ll be back on Bemidji roads in no time. 

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