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B03 - How To Check Your Engine Coolant Level

Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check that the engine has the correct level.

DSA Answer

Identify high/low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.

Our Guide To The Driving Test

  1. Open the bonnet

  2. Find and identify the engine coolant expansion tank.

  3. Check the coolant level is between the minimum and maximum markers.

  4. Remember that you should check the level when the engine is cold as the liquid will expand when hot.

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