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2013 Lexus IS 350C Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is often a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are commonly half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the agreeable point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely crucial. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the crucial ingredient in the favored term "antifreeze". Keep in mind, you never want to pour antifreeze or water by themselves into your engine system. They need to be combined to create the acceptable coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water supplemental, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being supplemental to the engine system. Give the consultants at Plaza Lexus a call at 3145823688 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service specialists handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, encompassing Lexus has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is unique to various years and models. There are copious colors of coolants to help distinguish each including red, blue, purple yellow, green, and orange. It is crucial to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Copious models will not be exciting even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Plaza Lexus offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. To shop all of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still purchase coolant or antifreeze from Plaza Lexus directly at a terrific price.

How much coolant does a 2013 Lexus IS 350C take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly contrasting level of coolant. To see the definitive amount mandatory you should always check your 2013 Lexus IS 350C owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Plaza Lexus and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avert burns, make bold your vehicle engine is nice before checking your coolant level.

What kind of coolant does 2013 Lexus IS 350C use?

There are numerous types and colors of coolant from inorganic to organic to hybrid. To make things even more confusing, the color of the coolant doesn't always mean the same thing. It's imperative to reference your 2013 Lexus IS 350C owner's manual for the singular type of coolant imperative and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Lexus IS 350C compelling service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make convinced the honorable coolant is used. Give Plaza Lexus a call today!

What color coolant does 2013 Lexus IS 350C use?

It's tense to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are usually orange, yellow, red or purple, Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT) coolants are orange and yellow. There's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are usually green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When watching for the right coolant for your 2013 Lexus IS 350C, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you're using the right coolant is to send your 2013 Lexus IS 350C to Plaza Lexus or give us a call at 3145823688. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save now.

How often should you change coolant in a 2013 Lexus IS 350C?

Typically, you should have your 2013 Lexus IS 350C coolant flush completed every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are some instances where your vehicle can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your vehicle into Plaza Lexus, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make positive it's diluted correctly. It's competent to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make positive you catch any issues before they cause precarious damage. When it comes to your 2013 Lexus IS 350C engine, it's better safe than wrong.

How long does 2013 Lexus IS 350C coolant last?

How generally you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are several types of coolants. Interestingly enough, up until the mid-1990s there was basically only a single type of coolant. It was a green formula coolant that contained corrosion inhibitors that only lasted between 24,000 - 36,000 miles or between two to three years. This type of coolant is not recommended for newer vehicles which come equipped with a longer-lasting coolant.

Newer coolants use an Organic Acid Technology (OAT) and last up to twice as long as older coolant. In some cases these long-life coolants can last over 5 years or 100,000 miles.

For evident information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2013 Lexus IS 350C maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Plaza Lexus a call at 3145823688 today and ask one of our factory-trained technicians or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

2013 Lexus IS 350C Coolant Flush

A coolant flush or cooling system service consists of three essential services.

  • Adding a cleaner compound to get rid of sediment, corrosion, particles,and rust
  • Flushing the whole system thoroughly
  • Refilling the system with the essential coolant and carefully measuring the dilution percentage

What happens if my 2013 Lexus IS 350C runs out of coolant?

Your 2013 Lexus IS 350C doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a careful percentage range or your 2013 Lexus IS 350C engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant specifically due to a leak or scanty fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2013 Lexus IS 350C?

Common symptoms that your 2013 Lexus IS 350C needs a coolant flush are:

  • Sediment or rust will be discernible in the coolant
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Your heater may stop working
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Your temperature gauge will choose well above normal with the engine on for a few minutes.
  • Coolant will generally leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • Sometimes, albeit improbable, you'll be capable to smell an odd burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Your check engine light may turn on