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2014 Lexus RX 350 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is generally a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are usually half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the cheerful point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceedingly laborious. Interestingly enough, this isn't the original time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the imperative ingredient in the popular 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 essential coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water added, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being added 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 advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Lexus has developed its own coolant or requires a unmistakable coolant that is unique to confident years and models. There are bountiful colors of coolants to help distinguish each including red, blue, purple green, yellow, and orange. It is instinctive to do your research if you plan to browse, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be compatible 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 decent price.

2014 Lexus RX 350 Coolant Flush

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

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2014 Lexus RX 350?

Typically, you should have your 2014 Lexus RX 350 coolant flush completed each 30,000 miles or each 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 diagnose it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's crucial to have this checked each 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause strict damage. When it comes to your 2014 Lexus RX 350 engine, it's better dependable than sorry.

How much coolant does a 2014 Lexus RX 350 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly further level of coolant. To see the authentic amount essential you should always check your 2014 Lexus RX 350 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 sure your vehicle engine is congenial before checking your coolant level.

How long does 2014 Lexus RX 350 coolant last?

How constantly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many 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 conclusive information on what intervals your coolant needs to be interchanged, check your 2014 Lexus RX 350 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.

What color coolant does 2014 Lexus RX 350 use?

It's imposing to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are naturally 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 naturally green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be convinced to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When researching for the right coolant for your 2014 Lexus RX 350, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2014 Lexus RX 350 to Plaza Lexus or give us a call at 3145823688. Schedule service online and use one of our copious coolant flush coupons to save now.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2014 Lexus RX 350?

Common symptoms that your 2014 Lexus RX 350 needs a coolant flush are:

  • Your heater may avert working
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Sediment or rust will be miraculous in the coolant
  • Coolant will often leak out when the engine is functioning. Check the ground when you park.
  • Your temperature gauge will read well above logical with the engine on for several minutes.
  • Sometimes, albeit unlikely, you'll be capable to smell an odd burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine

What kind of coolant does 2014 Lexus RX 350 use?

There are innumerable 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 adequate to reference your 2014 Lexus RX 350 owner's manual for the distinct type of coolant imperative and the discrete intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Lexus RX 350 professional service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make fearless the legal coolant is used. Give Plaza Lexus a call today!

What happens if my 2014 Lexus RX 350 runs out of coolant?

Your 2014 Lexus RX 350 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a solid percentage range or your 2014 Lexus RX 350 engine elements can start to rust, damage, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.