Coolant

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Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is usually 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 freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceedingly crucial. This undoubtedly isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the central 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 mixed to create the proper 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 Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise a call at 2086099303 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service specialists handle your coolant flush.

Every car manufacturer, including has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are several colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, red, blue, purple green, and orange. It is vital to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

offers a wide range 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 Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise directly at a great price.

What happens if my runs out of coolant?

Your doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably broken. If you run out of coolant absolutely due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your whole engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

How long does coolant last?

How frequently you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many types of coolants. Up until the mid-1990s there was virtually 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 advised 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 specific facts on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise a call at 2086099303 today and ask one of our OEM-trained technicians or advisers. You can still book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

How often should you change coolant in a?

Normally, you should have your coolant flush completed each 30,000 miles or each two years. There are certain instances where your car can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your car into Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise, we will check your fluid levels and check out it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted properly. It's crucial to have this checked each 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause dramatic damage. When it comes to your engine, it's better secure than sorry.

What kind of coolant does use?

There are many types and colors of coolant from inorganic to organic to hybrid. To make things even more disconcerting, the color of the coolant doesn't invariably mean the same thing. It's crucial to reference your owner's manual for the specific type of coolant required and the specific intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our factory certified service mechanics for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise a call today!

How much coolant does a take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount required you should regularly check your owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

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

Common symptoms that your needs a coolant flush are:

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

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
  • Replenishing the system with the appropriate coolant and cautiously measuring the dilution percentage
  • Flushing the complete system thoroughly

What color coolant does use?

It's essential to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are normally orange, yellow, red or purple, Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT) coolants are orange and yellow. So evidently, there's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are normally green, nevertheless, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, constantly be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're utilizing. When looking for the correct coolant for your, you need to constantly check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are utilizing the right coolant is to send your to Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise or give us a call at 2086099303. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

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