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2017 Lexus IS 200t Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is mostly 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 fast point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is highly laborious. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the major ingredient in the well-known 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 pay cash for ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water added, or you can pay cash for 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 specialists handle your coolant flush.

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

Plaza Lexus offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. To shop any 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 gargantuan price.

What happens if my 2017 Lexus IS 200t runs out of coolant?

Your 2017 Lexus IS 200t doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a certain percentage range or your 2017 Lexus IS 200t engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant exclusively 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.

What kind of coolant does 2017 Lexus IS 200t 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 same thing. It's curious to reference your 2017 Lexus IS 200t owner's manual for the unmistakable type of coolant decisive and the private intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Lexus IS 200t licensed service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make hopeful the apt coolant is used. Give Plaza Lexus a call today!

How long does 2017 Lexus IS 200t coolant last?

How frequently you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are bountiful 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 clear-cut information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2017 Lexus IS 200t 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.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2017 Lexus IS 200t?

Common symptoms that your 2017 Lexus IS 200t needs a coolant flush are:

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

How much coolant does a 2017 Lexus IS 200t take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly substitute level of coolant. To see the exact amount needed you should always check your 2017 Lexus IS 200t 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 avoid burns, make sure your vehicle engine is cheerful before checking your coolant level.

2017 Lexus IS 200t Coolant Flush

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

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2017 Lexus IS 200t?

Typically, you should have your 2017 Lexus IS 200t 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 sure it's diluted accurately. It's exciting to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause unhealthy damage. When it comes to your 2017 Lexus IS 200t engine, it's better solid than wrong.

What color coolant does 2017 Lexus IS 200t use?

It's rare 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 researching for the right coolant for your 2017 Lexus IS 200t, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2017 Lexus IS 200t 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.