Where should the coolant level be when it is cold?

I’m about to move from SoCal to Wisconsin. It’ll be my first time dealing with a real winter. I want to make sure my car is ready. Where should the coolant level be when it is cold?

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Answer provided by
Nick Kunze
Answered on Aug 03, 2022
Where should your coolant level be when cold is between the Full and Low (or Max and Min) on the coolant reservoir.
Your engine still needs coolant in cold temperatures. However, the cold air may affect your coolant levels or coolant gauge, so be sure to monitor your coolant levels.
Always check your coolant levels when your engine is cool—checking when your engine is warm can be dangerous.
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