How To Check Your Jaguar’s Coolant
Engine coolant is a water-based liquid that serves the very important purpose of transferring heat from the engine to the radiator, and in the process exchanging heat with the outside air and dumping it outside the engine before recirculating it back into the engine.
It also contains several additives that improve your engine’s ability to run like it should, including lubricants to make it flow through the engine better and anticorrosion ingredients to protect the metal.
Given that coolant does all these things for your engine, it’s important to keep a tab on it and be able to check the level to make sure it’s right where it should be for optimal engine performance, and to save you money down the road. Our Jaguar service center has tips for Benton area drivers on how to check and refill your engine coolant.
Where Do I Find The Coolant Tank?
The coolant tank is a translucent plastic tank that is located near the top of your engine. You can consult your owner’s manual if you aren’t able to locate it. The tank should have “Min” and “Max” lines etched into it. If the coolant level is below the minimum, you’ll need to top it off. Alternatively, if it’s above the maximum you will need to flush some of it out.
If you see an oily residue or sludge floating on the liquid, Benton area drivers can schedule a service appointment today with our certified technicians who can flush the coolant system for you and diagnose any further problems.
To top off the coolant tank, simply make a 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze and fill it up to the “Max” line. Avoid adding only water unless it is an emergency situation, in which case it can be a one-time quick fix if you need to get somewhere without your engine overheating.
Contact us today with any further questions about checking or replacing your engine coolant.