Skip to main content

Kia Optima | Check Coolant Level | Add Engine Antifreeze

Step-by-step procedure on how to check and add engine coolant on a 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

Kia Optima | Check Coolant  Level | Add Engine Antifreeze
ESTIMATED TIME 2 - 3 mins
DIY COST $ 5 - 10
DIFFICULTY Very Easy

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Open the hood, pull the hood release under the dashboard and go to the front of the vehicle.Hood release of 2016-2020 Kia Optima.Then unlock the hood latch and pull the hood up.

     

    Opened hood of the Kia Optima.
  2. Cooldown the engine. Make sure the engine and radiator are cool to touch.
  3. If the coolant in the radiator is empty or drained, open the radiator cap (only after the engine has cooled down) located at the front side of the engine compartment on the passenger side and add in the coolant.The radiator cap of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

  4. Check the fluid level on the coolant reservoir tank.Checking the fluid level of the engine coolant reservoir.
  5. Open the cap on the reservoir tank and pour in the coolant. Opening the cap of the coolant reservoir tank.

    The total capacity of the coolant in the Kia Optima is 6.6~6.9L or 1.74~1.82 U.S.gal.

Comments

Add new comment

Plain text

Kia Optima | Check Coolant Level | Add Engine Antifreeze Step-by-step procedure on how to check and add engine coolant on a 2016-2020 Kia Optima.