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Toll Free: 800-832-7278
Local Phone: 410-685-4474
2723 Annapolis Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21230


Questions People May Ask About Truck Coolant

Today, we’ll be addressing questions that may pop up regarding truck coolant.

If you’re a truck driver, then you’re on the road all of the time. Now that summer is here, a big part of truck driving involves keeping your truck cool so that it doesn’t overheat on the road. This is what makes truck coolant such a valuable resource. It’s important to know everything about truck coolant, especially during summer. That’s why, today, we’ll be addressing questions that may pop up regarding truck coolant.

“How Do You Check Coolant?”

If you need to add more truck coolant, you should first turn your truck off and give it a minimum of 30 minutes to cool down. You don’t want to open the hood of your truck while the engine is still hot. To be extra cautious, we recommend unscrewing the cap of your truck coolant reservoir roughly halfway with the help of a rag. You should pause for a moment before you unscrew it entirely. If you unscrew the cap all at once, there’s a chance that the coolant could bubble up to the surface, which can potentially burn you.

Once the cap is opened, there should be a white tank that has either a yellow, red, orange, pink, or green fluid. On the side of the tank, you’ll see marks that indicate how much coolant fluid you should have. Only operate your truck when the coolant level is within appropriate parameters.

“Why Does My Truck Need Coolant?”

Coolant is a necessary fluid for your truck. It keeps the temperature of your engine at stable levels, allowing your vehicle to perform well, regardless of climate. A bit of a hidden bonus that it provides is actually resistance against corrosion. This anti-corrosion benefit is applicable to all sorts of metals (with the exception of steel and iron). Overall, it is beneficial for the condition and performance of your truck.


Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star for all Your Trucking Needs!

Whether you are looking to upgrade your fleet to tow trucks or are simply interested in the latest trucking technology, you can rely on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. We have provided top-notch service for the trucking industry for 30 years and would love to assist you in buying a new top-of-the-line truck, finding the specialty parts you need, or repairing your truck. Give us a call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474, or contact us online. To find out more about what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is an award-winning, authorized dealer for new and used medium-duty and heavy-duty Freightliner and Western Star trucks and Sprinter Vans. We also provide expert service repair for Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Caterpillar, and Mercedes-Benz engines.
2723 Annapolis Rd