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Checking the engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) level in your 2010 Toyota Prius is pretty easy. In order to get an accurate reading, your 1.8 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 Prius 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 Toyotas, 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 Prius.
Always wear safety goggles when working on your Prius. 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 Prius for head gasket leakage.
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Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L 4 Cyl.
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L 4 Cyl.
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L 4 Cyl.
Is the clock in your car ahead or behind? Learn how to set it here!2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L 4 Cyl.
On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L 4 Cyl.