It is a relatively simple process to check the coolant level in your Honda. It is absolutely essential to remember that the coolant level must be checked when the car is cold. Today’s cars generally have an overflow tank for the coolant beside the radiator that is opaque. It is made from plastic that is white in color and this will allow you ascertain the coolant in your Honda is at a safe level. On the side of the overflow tank you will also see some type of markings that can tell you at a glance how low or high the coolant level is.
- To ensure that you have no leaks in your Honda coolant system, several times per year you should check to see what the coolant level is at.
- If the coolant level is low you will be required to top it off. The liquid added in for the engine’s use is a 50/50 mix of water and coolant. This gives the radiator in your Honda the optimum freeze protection or boiling point. Automotive supply stores sell coolant that has already been mixed.
- To put the coolant into your Honda, unscrew the top of the overflow reservoir, and slowly pour in the mixture until it has reached the full mark.
- Tightly replace the cap on the reservoir and you are all finished!
- Coolant should be changed every couple of years, following the recommendations of the manufacturer.
THE MAJORITY OF COOLANTS ARE TOXIC, AND THEY CAN BE FATAL TO BOTH HUMANS AND ANIMALS THAT COME IN CONTACT WITH IT!!
- Immediately wipe up any spills on the ground.
- Properly dispose of the container, do not leave it lying around!
- If you seem to be consistently filling up the coolant in your Honda, and yet the levels continue to drop, this can be an indication that you have a leak somewhere in the system. It could be something as simple as needing a new radiator hose, or it could be a symptom of a serious issue.
If you have any reason to believe that there may be a leak somewhere in your cooling system, or if it is time to change the coolant in your Honda, schedule an appointment with Richmond Hill Honda in Ontario, Canada. The Honda Precision Service team will thoroughly investigate and check to see if it is possible that a small amount of preventative maintenance now will be able to save you from more serious problems in the future.
Trivia Time: In order for the Honda coolant to be easily distinguished by you, it is green in color. If you find that there is a green spot or puddle underneath where you have parked your Honda, the most obvious reason is that coolant is leaking. The coolant in your Honda is green in color to distinguish it from other fluids. A green spot on your driveway likely means your Honda is leaking coolant. If this happens, contact Richmond Hill honda right away for a service appointment.
Tip: While you are there, have the coolant and antifreeze level in your Honda inspected by a member of the Honda Precision Service certified technician team.