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Lexus GS 350 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is frequently a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are ordinarily half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the chilly point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is tremendously hard. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the extensive ingredient in the natural 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 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 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, including Lexus has developed its own coolant or requires a particular coolant that is occasional to individual years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish every including red, blue, green, purple yellow, and orange. It is difficult to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Copious 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 search coolant or antifreeze from Plaza Lexus directly at a colossal price.

How long does Lexus GS 350 coolant last?

How constantly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are copious 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 detailed information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Lexus GS 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.

How often should you change coolant in a Lexus GS 350?

Typically, you should have your Lexus GS 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 transport 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 correctly. It's important to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause unhealthy wear and tear. When it comes to your Lexus GS 350 engine, it's better safe than sorry.

How much coolant does a Lexus GS 350 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly alternative level of coolant. To see the apparent amount vital you should always check your Lexus GS 350 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Plaza Lexus and we'll answer all questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To prevent burns, make convinced your vehicle engine is chilled before checking your coolant level.

What happens if my Lexus GS 350 runs out of coolant?

Your Lexus GS 350 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a immense percentage range or your Lexus GS 350 engine components 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.

What color coolant does Lexus GS 350 use?

It's bizarre to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are frequently 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 frequently 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 looking for the right coolant for your Lexus GS 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 Lexus GS 350 to Plaza Lexus or give us a call at 3145823688. Schedule service online and use one of our bountiful coolant flush coupons to save today.

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

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

  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Your temperature gauge will learn well above needed with the engine on for a few minutes.
  • Sometimes, albeit implausible, you'll be capable to smell an diversified burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Coolant will commonly leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • Your heater may stop working
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Sediment or rust will be detectable in the coolant

Lexus GS 350 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
  • Refilling the system with the contractual coolant and carefully measuring the dilution percentage
  • Flushing the total system thoroughly

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