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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.
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L 4 Cyl.
The rear wiper that you forgot you had until it streaks horrifically on a rainy day? Change it now!2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L 4 Cyl.
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L 4 Cyl.
Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L 4 Cyl.
A check engine light can be cleared with a simple fix or it could be a major problem - find out now!2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L 4 Cyl.
DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L 4 Cyl.