EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Coolant Level Check: 2007-2013 Silverado 1500

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

Checking the engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) level in your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is pretty easy. In order to get an accurate reading, your 5.3 liter engine should be cool to the touch when you check it. Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your Silverado 1500 is located and how to check the coolant level. If you need to add anti-freeze, be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of coolant to add - in Chevrolets, it usually located in a section titled Fluid Capacities towards the end of your manual. See our video on how to add engine coolant for tips on adding coolant to your Silverado 1500.

Always wear safety goggles when working on your Silverado 1500. Taking off the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to up explosively and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your Silverado 1500 for head gasket leakage.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • DRL Replacement 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Replace a burnt out DRL

    DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • Fog Light Replacement 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Replace fog lights

    Don't be caught in the fog with burnt out fog light bulbs

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • Parking Light Change 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Change the parking light

    Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • Engine Light Is On: 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - What to Do
    Do not ignore this!

    A check engine light can be cleared with a simple fix or it could be a major problem - find out now!

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • Open Hood How To 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    How to open the hood

    Because you have to start somewhere

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • Tail Light Change 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Change a tail light

    The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • See all videos for the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools
coolant drain pans stop leak safety glasses radiator hoses fluid pumps fuel injector cleaner gloves