How to change anti-freeze?
How to check antifreeze?
Just check to see whether the liquid reaches the "Full" line on the side of the coolant reservoir. It's part of the coolant recovery system. If the liquid doesn't reach the "Full" line, open the bottle and add a 50/50 mix of water and coolant until it does. Some coolants are premixed, so check the bottle to see whether you need to add water or just use it as-is.
How to change antifreeze for car?
If you want your car to last longer, learn how to change the anti-freeze coolant. Car owners should change their car antifreeze at least once a year. Changing antifreeze is not difficult.
Coolant change equipment:
- Service Repair Manual
- 2-3 Gallon Drain Pan
- 50-50 Antifreeze Coolant
Step 1: Antifreeze car Safety Precautions
Make sure you follow all the necessary safety precautions to prevent an accident. Avoid spilling the coolant and keep pets and children away from the work area. Make sure the engine is not running and wait until it is cool.
Step 2: - How to drain antifreeze/ How to drain coolant
Place the drain pan under the radiator petcock drain valve. Remove the petcock drain valve by hand or use a pair of pliers. Observe the anti-freeze leaving the recovery tank and the cooling system as it enters the drain pan
Step 3: How to change engine coolant - Remove Engine Plugs
Remove the radiator pressure cap to allow the rest of the coolant to leave the radiator. Use a wrench to remove the engine block drain plugs. Let the anti-freeze flow from the engine block into the drain pan. Make sure all the coolant has been drained from the radiator and the coolant recovery tank.
Step 4: How to add antifreeze to car - Refilling Cooling System
Reinstall the engine block drain plugs and the petcock. Find out how much anti-freeze your car is supposed to have by reading the service repair manual. For example, if the manual says four quarts of anti-freeze, add two quarts of coolant and two quarts of water. Pour the 50-50 mixture of anti-freeze and water slowly into the radiator's filler neck with a funnel.
Step 5: Changing coolant - Start the Engine
Turn the engine on and let it idle for a few minutes. Let the engine heat up without the radiator cap on. Turn on the car's heater to the high or hot position. Look into the radiator to see if the coolant is circulating. This means that the thermostat is open. Install the radiator cap and make sure the coolant recovery tank is full. Test the protection level of the coolant and you are done.