Kia Check Coolant Level & Add Antifreeze
Looking to check the coolant level on your Kia? Learn how to check the coolant level, and add coolant to any Kia vehicle.
- Engine overheats
- Coolant leak or smell
- Temperature light on
What you will need
- Kia 50/50 Engine Coolant
Allow the engine to cool down, then follow this procedure to check the coolant level and add coolant to your Kia engine.
Park your Kia in a safe location and turn off the ignition.
Allow the engine to cool down. It may take over thirty minutes for the engine coolant to cool down.
Pull hood latch release. Locate the hood release under the dashboard on the driver’s side. Pull the lever until you hear the hood pop open. Next, release the hood safety latch at the front of the hood.
Locate the coolant reservoir (tank) in the engine bay on the passenger’s side of the engine.
- Determine Current Coolant Level. Look at the coolant reservoir tank and note the low and high levels. If the level is below the minimum mark, you will need to add coolant.
Remove the cap to add coolant. If the fluid level is low, we need to remove the cap to add more coolant.
Add coolant. Adding engine coolant is a straightforward process.
Checking the coolant level on a Kia is easy. Make sure the engine is cooled down before you remove the cap, or you risk getting burned.
We hope you find the Kia Check Coolant Level & Add Antifreeze guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Kia.