Question: How Do I Know What Coolant To Use In My Car??

Rather than open the cap on the radiator, just check to see whether the liquid reaches the “Full” line on the side of the coolant reservoir shown here.

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.

Does it matter what coolant I put in my car?

Well, you use the coolant that is specified in your owner’s manual. If you just need to top it up, the recommendation is still the same, however it is unlikely to cause any serious problems if you add a litre of a different type of coolant, as long as you follow the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule.

What kind of coolant does Toyota use?

5 Answers. Toyota’s coolant is pink/orange..not red, not green. The main ingredient in Toyota’s coolant is actually ethylene glycol, but with additives and no silicates, best for an aluminum radiator and heads/block.

Can you drive a car without coolant?

In any case, the engine temperature gauge on the dash should show you whether you have overheating; if the temperature is below the mid line, it’s safe to keep driving. If on the other hand you mean with no fluid at all, it’s almost certainly impossible to drive the vehicle without major overheating and engine damage.

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