2000 Ford Taurus Add Coolant
When a car is running out of coolant, it may overheat and damage your engine and cooling system. Coolant is a fluid that prevents this, relaying the heat to other parts of the car that can utilize it or release it. Car repair and maintenance can become expensive, yet there are several simple procedures you can do yourself to avoid these costs, so it may be beneficial to learn how to upkeep your vehicle, such as adding coolant to a Ford Taurus.
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 Add Coolants
- Find the coolant reservoir on the left side of the car, under the hood, and make sure the engine is cool.
- Add a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant and distilled water to the reservoir until the liquid reaches "cold fill level" or is within the "cold fill range" as listed on the reservoir.
- Bring your car to a repair shop to check the engine cooling system if you have to add more than 1 qt. of engine coolant a month, as this could be a sign of leaks.
 Tips & Warnings
- Ask a local dealer what type of coolant your car requires, since mixing and using certain coolants may damage your engine cooling system.
- Do not open the cap when the engine is hot, since this may result in injury.