How to check Chevrolet coolant level and add antifreeze

If a message is displaying on the DIC or instrument cluster showing Check Coolant Level, Engine Hot A/C off,  Low Coolant the antifreeze level may be low. In this guide, you will find instructions on how to check engine coolant on Chevrolet and add coolant if the level is low.

Symptoms

  • Engine Overheating,
  • Temperature gauge in HIGH range,
  • Check Coolant Warning,
  • Low Engine Coolant Message
  • A/C turns off due to engine overheating

What you will need:

Instructions

In this guide, you will find instructions on how to check engine coolant on Chevrolet and add coolant if the level is low. These instructions apply to models such as Spark, Sonic, Bolt, Volt, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Camaro, Corvette, City Express, Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, Silverado, Sonic, Blazer, Astro, HHR, Uplander, Avalanche etc.

Open Hood

Park your Chevrolet on a level surface. Wait for the engine to cool down. After your Chevrolet engine has cooled down you can proceed by opening the hood. Pull the lever until you hear the Chevrolet hood pop open. Next, you need to release the hood safety latch at the front of your vehicle.

Locate Coolant Reservoir

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Next, locate the coolant reservoir (tank) on your Chevrolet. Item 7 is the location where you add engine coolant reservoir is on a Chevrolet. On Chevrolet vehicles, the coolant reservoir is located on the driver or passenger side of the engine.

Check Chevrolet Coolant Level

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Remove cap. Look at the coolant reservoir tank and note the low and high level. If the level is below the minimum mark you will need to add coolant or your vehicle may overheat.

Add Coolant / Antifreeze

Add engine coolant/antifreeze. Only add colant type recommended by Chevrolet . In case of an emergency, it is ok to use any color coolant. It is recommended that the system be flushed and filled with the recommended Chevrolet coolant when possible.

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