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Lexus IS 300 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is naturally 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 frigid point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely troublesome. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the leading ingredient in the favorite 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 nice 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 advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every car manufacturer, including Lexus has developed its own coolant or requires a conclusive coolant that is scarce to precise years and models. There are countless colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, green, red, purple blue, and orange. It is routine to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your car. Many models will not be applicable 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 purchase coolant or antifreeze from Plaza Lexus directly at a miraculous price.

What color coolant does Lexus IS 300 use?

It's vital 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 fearless to opt for the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your Lexus IS 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 Lexus IS 300 to Plaza Lexus or give us a call at 3145823688. Schedule service online and use one of our frequent coolant flush coupons to save today.

How long does Lexus IS 300 coolant last?

How consistently you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are several 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 IS 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.

How often should you change coolant in a Lexus IS 300?

Typically, you should have your Lexus IS 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 transport your vehicle into Plaza Lexus, we will check your fluid levels and audit it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make confident it's diluted accurately. It's curious to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make confident you catch all issues before they cause unhealthy damage. When it comes to your Lexus IS 300 engine, it's better capable than contrite.

How much coolant does a Lexus IS 300 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly discrete level of coolant. To see the definitive amount colossal you should always check your Lexus IS 300 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 confident your vehicle engine is cheerful before checking your coolant level.

Lexus IS 300 Coolant Flush

A coolant flush or cooling system service consists of three principal 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 entire system thoroughly

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

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

  • Your temperature gauge will find out well above feasible with the engine on for a lot minutes.
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Your heater may avert working
  • Sometimes, albeit inconceivable, you'll be firm to smell an odd burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Coolant will typically leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • Sediment or rust will be discernable in the coolant
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine

What kind of coolant does Lexus IS 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 indicate the same thing. It's exciting to reference your Lexus IS 300 owner's manual for the unmistakable type of coolant essential and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Lexus IS 300 trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make hopeful the correct coolant is used. Give Plaza Lexus a call today!

What happens if my Lexus IS 300 runs out of coolant?

Your Lexus IS 300 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a certain percentage vary or your Lexus IS 300 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely due to a leak or scanty fluid levels, your whole engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.