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2016 Lexus NX 300 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is commonly 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 lessen the congenial point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is immensely extraordinary. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main 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 suitable 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 experts at Plaza Lexus a call at 3145823688 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service veterans handle your coolant flush.

Every car manufacturer, including Lexus has developed its own coolant or requires a definite coolant that is uncommon to individual years and models. There are frequent colors of coolants to help distinguish each including purple green, blue, red, yellow, and orange. It is crucial to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Frequent 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 invest coolant or antifreeze from Plaza Lexus directly at a distinct price.

How long does 2016 Lexus NX 300 coolant last?

How often 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 specific information on what intervals your coolant needs to be interchanged, check your 2016 Lexus NX 300 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.

2016 Lexus NX 300 Coolant Flush

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

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

What happens if my 2016 Lexus NX 300 runs out of coolant?

Your 2016 Lexus NX 300 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a actual percentage assortment or your 2016 Lexus NX 300 engine elements can start to rust, break, 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.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2016 Lexus NX 300?

Common symptoms that your 2016 Lexus NX 300 needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2016 Lexus NX 300?

Typically, you should have your 2016 Lexus NX 300 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 observe it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted accurately. It's hard to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause important damage. When it comes to your 2016 Lexus NX 300 engine, it's better safe than apologetic.

How much coolant does a 2016 Lexus NX 300 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly assorted level of coolant. To see the explicit fee needed you should always check your 2016 Lexus NX 300 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Plaza Lexus and we'll solution each questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avoid burns, make courageous your vehicle engine is pleasant before checking your coolant level.

What kind of coolant does 2016 Lexus NX 300 use?

There are many 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 equal thing. It's distinguished to reference your 2016 Lexus NX 300 owner's manual for the specific type of coolant imperative and the various intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Lexus NX 300 trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make bold the honest coolant is used. Give Plaza Lexus a call today!

What color coolant does 2016 Lexus NX 300 use?

It's important 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 confident to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2016 Lexus NX 300, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2016 Lexus NX 300 to Plaza Lexus or give us a call at 3145823688. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.