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Lexus NX 300 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 chilly point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceptionally extensive. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the major ingredient in the popular 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 apt 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 vehicle manufacturer, including Lexus has developed its own coolant or requires a precise coolant that is unique to precise years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, purple blue, red, green, and orange. It is troublesome to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your car. Bountiful models will not be admissible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Plaza Lexus offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save immediately. To shop each 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 honest price.

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

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

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

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

Your Lexus NX 300 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a factual percentage fluctuate or your Lexus NX 300 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant totally 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 often should you change coolant in a Lexus NX 300?

Typically, you should have your Lexus NX 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 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 fearless it's diluted perfectly. It's prime to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make fearless you catch all issues before they cause risky break. When it comes to your Lexus NX 300 engine, it's better safe than sorry.

What kind of coolant does Lexus NX 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 mean the same thing. It's important to reference your Lexus NX 300 owner's manual for the recognizable type of coolant necessary and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Lexus NX 300 trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make bold the admirable coolant is used. Give Plaza Lexus a call today!

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

Every make and model requires a slightly assorted level of coolant. To see the disparate amount dominant you should always check your Lexus NX 300 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Plaza Lexus and we'll interpretation any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What color coolant does Lexus NX 300 use?

It's meaningful 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 confident to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When watching for the right coolant for your Lexus NX 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 NX 300 to Plaza Lexus or give us a call at 3145823688. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

How long does Lexus NX 300 coolant last?

How commonly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many 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 accurate information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Lexus NX 300 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Plaza Lexus a call at 3145823688 at this moment 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.

Lexus NX 300 Coolant Flush

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

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