In this guide, you will find step by step directions on how to check engine coolant level on an Acura.
Allow the engine to cool down. If you open the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is still hot, you risk getting burned by the engine coolant.
Locate the hood release underneath the dashboard of your Acura.
Pull the lever until you hear the Acura hood pop open.
Next, you need to release the hood safety latch at the front of your car.
Lift up the hood and secure it in the open position.
Watch the following video if you still need help with this step.
Next, you locate the coolant reservoir overfllow tank on your Acura.
This is the location where you add engine coolant reservoir on a 2016 Acura TSX.
2006 Acura TL At the front of the engine you can see the radiator cap and overflow reservoir at the front of the engine (center).
Add coolant/antifreeze to the overflow reservoir (white coolant tank). Remove the radiator cap and top off the radiator only when the engine has cooled down.
If you need help with this step, watch the following video.
Wondering what type of coolant do Acura cars use?
Coolant that is generally used in Acura vehicles is in most cases Honda Type 2 engine coolant. It is backward compatible. Acura coolant color is typically blue, not green.
Check your owners manual or call your dealer to verify. Use Honda genuine coolant whenever possible.
If the coolant that you purchase says FULL CONCENTRATE on the bottle, you will need to mix it 50/50 with distilled water.