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Checking the engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) level in your 2012 Toyota Highlander is pretty easy. In order to get an accurate reading, your 3.5 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 Highlander 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 Highlander.
Always wear safety goggles when working on your Highlander. 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 Highlander for head gasket leakage.
If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here!2012 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years2012 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2012 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2012 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6
Learning how to jump your car before you need to is an excellent idea2012 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2012 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6