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Checking the engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) level in your 2005 Toyota Prius is pretty easy. In order to get an accurate reading, your 1.5 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.
Learn where your air filter is located and how to determine if it needs to be changed.2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L 4 Cyl.
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L 4 Cyl.
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L 4 Cyl.
Learn where your spare tire and jack are located before you need it on the side of the road2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L 4 Cyl.
Is the clock in your car ahead or behind? Learn how to set it here!2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L 4 Cyl.
Replacing a dirty air filter can improve gas mileage by up to 4%. Isn't efficiency great?2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L 4 Cyl.