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The video above shows to check the coolant hoses in your 2013 Kia Optima. The coolant hoses (radiator hoses) carry engine coolant through your engine and will eventually wear out. You can avoid getting stranded by identifying signs of extreme wear before they break. In 2013 Optimas with the 2.4 liter engine, coolant leaks are most likely to occur where the hoses connect to the engine, but it can also leak from the reservoir or from the hoses. Look for cracks in the hoses and analyze the brittleness or squishiness of the hoses in your Optima - if the hoses are hard to squeeze or squeeze very easily, it's time to replace them. The video above shows you where coolant hoses on your 2013 Optima LX are located and the steps needed to analyze them.
Never attempt to replace a hose that is connected to your air conditioner - these hoses contain refrigerant that is under pressure and can blind you. AC problems are always best left to your professional mechanic.
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4L 4 Cyl.
A check engine light can be cleared with a simple fix or it could be a major problem - find out now!2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4L 4 Cyl.
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4L 4 Cyl.
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4L 4 Cyl.
Want an easy way to save $500? Rotate your tires at least three times per year2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4L 4 Cyl.
A/C blowing hot air?2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4L 4 Cyl.