Checking the coolant level in your truck

How and when should you check the level of coolant in your truck? This article takes you through the process step by step.

 

When should you check the level of coolant in your truck?

When the level of coolant is too low, the warning 'Koelvloeistof Laag' (Coolant Low) will appear on the main display of relatively new trucks. If you do not receive this warning, you will need to check the coolant level manually. You will see this at the bottom of the filler neck.

Topping up truck coolant

Topping up the coolant in your truck is easy. Proceed as follows:

  • Step 1. Open the front panel (grille)
  • Step 2. Remove the filler cap from the cooling system
  • Step 3. Check the coolant level, which you will find at the bottom of the filler neck
  • Step 4. Slowly top up the reservoir with suitable coolant
  • Step 5. Replace the filler cap on the reservoir
  • Step 6. Close the front panel
 

Important to know

Adding coolant when the engine is hot or still running can cause engine damage or injury. Therefore, only add coolant when the engine is switched off and has cooled down completely. The coolant can then be topped up safely. Find out more about fluids, here.

 

Contact

If you still have questions about coolant after reading this article, contact your DAF dealer for expert advice.

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