A Guide to Checking the Engine Coolant Inside Your Volkswagen


At EuroCanterbury, we understand that it can be difficult to keep on top of regular car checks when trying to balance everything else in a normal day.  That said, checking your coolant levels regularly is vital and could save you a lot of money and hassle in the long run.

Here are some quick and easy steps you can take to stay safe while doing so and identify any problems sooner rather than later:

  • If a warning light displays on your dashboard showing that your coolant level is low, you will need to investigate under the hood.
  • Always allow the engine to cool before checking the coolant levels.
  • Look for the clear tank with the blue lid.  Ideally, the fluid level should be between the minimum and maximum line on the side.
  • If you need to top up your coolant, you can purchase the solution at any Volkswagen retailer. Our coolant is especially designed to suit your vehicle.
  • When unscrewing the lid and pouring in our pre-mixed solution, take extra care to not get any on your skin or clothing.
  • Remember that the fluid will expand as it heats up so avoid filling pas the maximum line.
  • For more information or assistance, you can also book a service as soon as possible with your local dealership.

For more detail, check out Volkswagen’s video on how to change your coolant, or contact us on 01227 826800 if you need any extra assistance. 

How to Check the Engine Coolant in a Volkswagen