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Adding engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) to your 2000 Oldsmobile Alero is pretty easy. Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. Make sure to check your engine when it is cold for an accurate reading. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your Alero is located and how to add coolant. Be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of fluid to add - for Oldsmobiles, it will typically be in a section titled Fluid Capacities in the back of your manual. Mix the coolant with distilled water so that you have a combination of 50% coolant and 50% water. Some coolants will come premixed-that is, you don't need to add any water. These coolants will typically say 50/50 or pre-mixed on the front of the coolant bottle.
Removing the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to fly off at a high rate of speed and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. Always wear safety goggles when working on your Alero. Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. Animals love its sweet taste, so even a spilling a small amount on your garage floor can end up in the dog's stomach pretty quickly. If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your Alero for head gasket leakage
Minor transmission fluid leaks can often be fixed with the right sealant - see how to do this2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
Learn how to diagnose and fix minor oil leaks in your car2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 Sedan (4 Door)