Maintenance Tip – Checking Engine Coolant System
Forty percent of engine failures are related to engine coolant. Therefore, it is necessary to check the following, particularly since we are at the peak of the summer when the coolant systems work the hardest:
- Check coolant levels in reservoir. Caution, never open a radiator cap when the engine is hot, especially when its overheating.
- Check coolant system hoses for leaks or wear.
- Check the radiator for blockage, leaks, or damage.
Perform a similar check on hydraulic and transmission cooling systems.
Always check with our fleet maintenance staff before filling any coolant, transmission fluid, or hydraulic oil to verify the type for that equipment or vehicle.