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Checking the engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) level in your 2006 Mazda MPV is pretty easy. In order to get an accurate reading, your 3.0 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 MPV 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 Mazdas, 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 MPV.
Always wear safety goggles when working on your MPV. 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 MPV for head gasket leakage.
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!2006 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L V6
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years2006 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L V6
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!2006 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L V6
Burnt out brake lights increase your chance of getting rear ended - check and change yours today2006 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L V6
Harsh downshifts? Slipping gears? You might be low on transmission fluid2006 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L V6
Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!2006 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L V6