Warning: DO NOT attempt to remove the expansion tank pressure cap of Fiat Punto when the engine is hot, as there is a very great risk of scalding. Do not leave open containers of coolant about, as it is poisonous.

Car Care
• Adding coolant should not be necessary on a regular basis. If frequent topping-up is required, it is likely there is a leak. Check the radiator, ail hoses and joint faces for signs of staining or wetness, and rectify as necessary.
• It is important that antifreeze is used in the cooling system of your Fiat Punto all year round, not just during the winter months. Don't top-up with water alone, as the antifreeze will become too diluted.


1       The coolant level varies with engine temperature. The level is checked in the expansion tank, which is located at the front, right-hand side of the engine compartment. When the engine is cold, the coolant level should be between the MAX and MIN marks on the side of the tank.


2      If topping-up is necessary, wait until the engine is cold then turn the expansion tank cap slowly anticlockwise, and pause until any pressure remaining in the system is released. Unscrew the cap and lift off.


3      Add a mixture of water and antifreeze to the expansion tank of Fiat Punto, until the coolant level is up to the MAX level mark. Refit the cap, turning it clockwise as far as it will go until it is secure.