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Lexus 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 lessen the cold 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 large 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 accessible 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 consultants handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, encompassing Lexus has developed its own coolant or requires a precise coolant that is unique to precise years and models. There are frequent colors of coolants to help distinguish each including purple green, yellow, blue, red, and orange. It is crucial to do your research if you plan to search, flush, or replace the coolant in your automobile. 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 at this moment. 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 normal value.

What kind of coolant does Lexus use?

There are copious 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 alike thing. It's marvelous to reference your Lexus owner's manual for the detailed type of coolant necessary and the singular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Lexus trained service mechanics for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the awesome coolant is used. Give Plaza Lexus a call today!

What happens if my Lexus runs out of coolant?

Your Lexus doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a conclusive percentage range or your Lexus engine components can start to rust, damage, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant strictly due to a leak or low 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 Lexus?

Common symptoms that your Lexus needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a Lexus?

Typically, you should have your Lexus 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 investigate it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make confident it's diluted correctly. It's crucial to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make confident you catch any issues before they cause perilous break. When it comes to your Lexus engine, it's better safe than touched.

How much coolant does a Lexus take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly unmistakable level of coolant. To see the definite amount basic you should always check your Lexus owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your automobile to Plaza Lexus and we'll resolution any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

Lexus Coolant Flush

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

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

What color coolant does Lexus use?

It's consistent to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are commonly 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 commonly green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be fearless to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your Lexus, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Lexus 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 long does Lexus coolant last?

How consistently you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are countless 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 peculiar information on what intervals your coolant needs to be interchanged, check your Lexus 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.