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Lexus IS250 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 usually half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to decrease the frosty point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extraordinarily hard. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the 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 legal 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 mentors at Plaza Lexus a call at 3145823688 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service mentors handle your coolant flush.

Every automobile manufacturer, comprising Lexus has developed its own coolant or requires a definite coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are bountiful colors of coolants to help distinguish each including green, red, purple yellow, blue, and orange. It is tough to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your car. Innumerable models will not be exceptional 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 remarkable price.

What kind of coolant does Lexus IS250 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 express the same thing. It's meaningful to reference your Lexus IS250 owner's manual for the distinguishable type of coolant necessary and the personal intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Lexus IS250 trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make fearless the good coolant is used. Give Plaza Lexus a call today!

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Lexus IS250?

Common symptoms that your Lexus IS250 needs a coolant flush are:

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

How long does Lexus IS250 coolant last?

How consistently you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are numerous 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 conspicuous information on what intervals your coolant needs to be interchanged, check your Lexus IS250 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.

What happens if my Lexus IS250 runs out of coolant?

Your Lexus IS250 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a affable percentage range or your Lexus IS250 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.

Lexus IS250 Coolant Flush

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

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

What color coolant does Lexus IS250 use?

It's marvelous 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 courageous to opt for the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your Lexus IS250, 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 IS250 to Plaza Lexus or give us a call at 3145823688. Schedule service online and use one of our copious coolant flush coupons to save today.

How often should you change coolant in a Lexus IS250?

Typically, you should have your Lexus IS250 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 probe 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 each issues before they cause perilous wear and tear. When it comes to your Lexus IS250 engine, it's better safe than culpable.

How much coolant does a Lexus IS250 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly divergent level of coolant. To see the careful amount instinctive you should always check your Lexus IS250 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Plaza Lexus and we'll answer each questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avoid burns, make hopeful your automobile engine is pleasant before checking your coolant level.