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Lexus RX300 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 lower the bitter point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extraordinarily thrilling. Interestingly enough, this isn't the earliest 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 constitutional coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water additional, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being additional to the engine system. Give the experts at Plaza Lexus a call at 3145823688 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, incorporating Lexus has developed its own coolant or requires a confident coolant that is unique to diverse years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, purple yellow, green, red, and orange. It is critical to do your research if you plan to purchase, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Several models will not be compatible 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 terrific price.

Lexus RX300 Coolant Flush

A coolant flush or cooling system service consists of three central 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 total system thoroughly

What happens if my Lexus RX300 runs out of coolant?

Your Lexus RX300 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a clear percentage mixture or your Lexus RX300 engine components can start to rust, wear and tear, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant completely 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 do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Lexus RX300?

Common symptoms that your Lexus RX300 needs a coolant flush are:

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

How much coolant does a Lexus RX300 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly definitive level of coolant. To see the accurate amount crucial you should always check your Lexus RX300 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Plaza Lexus and we'll resolution any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How often should you change coolant in a Lexus RX300?

Typically, you should have your Lexus RX300 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 inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make hopeful it's diluted correctly. It's primary to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make hopeful you catch any issues before they cause critical damage. When it comes to your Lexus RX300 engine, it's improved safe than sorry.

How long does Lexus RX300 coolant last?

How commonly 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 explicit information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Lexus RX300 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Plaza Lexus a call at 3145823688 straightaway 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 color coolant does Lexus RX300 use?

It's crucial 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 looking for the right coolant for your Lexus RX300, 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 RX300 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.

What kind of coolant does Lexus RX300 use?

There are countless 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 suggest the same thing. It's crucial to reference your Lexus RX300 owner's manual for the clear 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 RX300 trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make convinced the decent coolant is used. Give Plaza Lexus a call today!