Low Coolant 2004 Malibu Maxx LT (V6)
My mother has a 2004 Malibu Maxx LT with 110km. The vehicle has performed perfectly up until now. For the first time, the check engine late briefly turned on (~5 minutes) a few weeks ago and has done so intermediately. Since it didn't stay on, I didn't think much of it.
Today, on the radio LCD it says low coolant.
How serious is this?
Do I need to go to a mechanic to repair this, or is this a simple DIY repair (IE, pouring coolant in)?
-> If so, can anyone recommend an independent mechanic in Mississauga?
Given the vehicles age, I think it would be a wise investment to purchase a code reader. Can anyone recommend one?
Thanks for your help, I appreciate it. As you can tell I'm a complete car n00b. The last thing I want to do is bring the vehicle to the Chevrolet dealer and get bent over. Our goal is to drive this vehicle into the ground. We wanted to keep it for another 5+ years.