Where is car coolant stored?

Where is car coolant stored?

The coolant reservoir is a container that holds the excess or overflowing cooling agent which is used in the system. It is usually a clear plastic bottle located near the radiator. You can easily find it by following the pipe of the radiator, which will be visible when you open the hood.

Where is the coolant tank on a smart car?

Remove the plastic grille below the front windscreen on the right hand side of your car. Push the tab at the top of the unit and pull it out to reveal the coolant tank. Remove the cap from the tank and fill it with coolant to just below the plastic indent toward the top. Open the hood and remove the coolant cap.

Where is the coolant reservoir on a radiator?

You can locate the reservoir by following the hose from the radiator. There you will find the container, usually made of transparent plastic, that functions as the coolant reservoir. The reservoir is also the place where you add new coolant to the system, and not as some people think, directly into the radiator.

How do you top up water in a smart car?

Pull back the carpet on the bottom of the trunk to reveal the engine hatch. Take the cap off the water cooler thank and and pour in your coolant. There’s a mark on the side of the water tank designating the maximum amount of coolant you should pour in.

When to add coolant to Smart Fortwo engine?

Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won’t freeze in the winter. Make sure to check your engine when it is cold for an accurate reading. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your Fortwo is located and how to add coolant.

Where do I find the coolant reservoir on my car?

Open your hood and locate your radiator and coolant reservoir. Some older vehicles don’t include a reservoir, but most modern vehicles have a small tank for filling and checking the coolant level. The reservoir should be clear plastic, so you can easily see the level of coolant and the maximum fill line.

What kind of coolant to add to Smart Fortwo?

Be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of fluid to add – for Smarts, it will typically be in a section titled Fluid Capacities in the back of your manual. Mix the coolant with distilled water so that you have a combination of 50% coolant and 50% water.

Where does the coolant go in the radiator?

The reservoir is also the place where you add new coolant to the system, and not as some people think, directly into the radiator. As your car’s engine heats up, the pressure within the radiator builds up.

How does the radiator cap affect the coolant reservoir?

To release pressure, the radiator cap allows some coolant to escape out, stored in the reservoir. This excess coolant stays here until the system cools down enough to create negative pressure and draw the excess coolant from the reservoir back into circulation. While the engine is off, your coolant reservoir should be about 30% full.