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2018 Lexus RX 350 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is typically 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 crisp point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is highly difficult. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the classical 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 accurate coolant.

You can buy ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water extra, or you can buy full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being extra to the engine system. Give the mentors 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 precise coolant that is unique to exact years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, green, red, purple blue, and orange. It is marvelous 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 aid you save today. To browse all of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still pay cash for coolant or antifreeze from Plaza Lexus directly at a various cost.

What color coolant does 2018 Lexus RX 350 use?

It's noticeable 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 convinced to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When researching for the right coolant for your 2018 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 2018 Lexus RX 350 to Plaza Lexus or give us a call at 3145823688. Schedule service online and use one of our several coolant flush coupons to save today.

How much coolant does a 2018 Lexus RX 350 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly alternative level of coolant. To see the authentic deposit paramount you should always check your 2018 Lexus RX 350 owner's manual. Give us a call or transport your car to Plaza Lexus and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To stop burns, make sure your vehicle engine is charming before checking your coolant level.

What kind of coolant does 2018 Lexus RX 350 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 decisive to reference your 2018 Lexus RX 350 owner's manual for the specific type of coolant crucial and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Lexus RX 350 trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make hopeful the decent coolant is used. Give Plaza Lexus a call today!

How long does 2018 Lexus RX 350 coolant last?

How often you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are plentiful 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 certain information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2018 Lexus RX 350 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Plaza Lexus a call at 3145823688 straightaway 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 happens if my 2018 Lexus RX 350 runs out of coolant?

Your 2018 Lexus RX 350 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a solid percentage fluctuate or your 2018 Lexus RX 350 engine components can start to rust, wear and tear, 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 2018 Lexus RX 350?

Common symptoms that your 2018 Lexus RX 350 needs a coolant flush are:

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

2018 Lexus RX 350 Coolant Flush

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

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2018 Lexus RX 350?

Typically, you should have your 2018 Lexus RX 350 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 vital to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause relentless damage. When it comes to your 2018 Lexus RX 350 engine, it's better safe than sorry.