Follow the steps in this video to see how to fix minor coolant (antifreeze) leaks in your 2006 Chevrolet Aveo. Leaking coolant is one of the more common types of fluid leaks on Aveos. Engine coolant (which is also called antifreeze or anti-freeze) moves through the inside of your Aveo's engine and keeps it from overheating. Coolant can leak from the reservoir or from the hoses, in 2006 Aveos with the 1.6 liter engine, coolant leaks are most likely to occur where the hoses connect to the engine. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir, hoses and connections on your 2006 Aveo LS are located and the steps needed to fix minor leaks.
A few things to note about coolant is that it is sweet tasting and highly toxic, so it can end up in the dog's stomach pretty quickly. If you ignore a small coolant leak long enough, you will run out of coolant, which leads to an overheated engine and other serious, but highly avoidable, problems. In many 2006 Aveos, an anti-freeze leak can cause the temp sensor to record high engine temperatures. Always protect yourself with safety glasses and gloves when working with the coolant on your Aveo.
In terms of pricing, driving dynamics and amenities, the 2006 Chevrolet Aveo meets the competition head-on. But you won't get as long a warranty as you would with a Hyundai or Kia, nor does the Aveo promise the bulletproof reputation for reliability of the Toyota and Scion offerings. We recommend that you review your options carefully before spending your money on the Chevy Aveo: If financing options and a new-car warranty are important to you, it's certainly a viable choice. However, you may find that a gently used, larger car like a Civic will serve your needs even better.
The 2006 Aveo will never be considered a luxury vehicle, but it does have some nice features for an inexpensive car. It feels much roomier on the inside than it looks from the outside, a perfect combination for city living.