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Lexus RX300 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is constantly 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 cold point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is tremendously courageous. Interestingly enough, this isn't the initial time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the courageous ingredient in the favored 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 essential 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 Nalley Lexus Roswell a call at 7702848580 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service experts handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Lexus has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are bountiful colors of coolants to aid distinguish each including yellow, purple green, red, blue, and orange. It is crucial 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.

Lexus Roswell offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save immediately. 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 Nalley Lexus Roswell directly at a various estimate.

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 car can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your car into Nalley Lexus Roswell, we will check your fluid levels and audit it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted well. It's exceptional to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause exceptional damage. When it comes to your Lexus RX300 engine, it's better safe than sorry.

Lexus RX300 Coolant Flush

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

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

How much coolant does a Lexus RX300 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly assorted level of coolant. To see the explicit fee convenient you should always check your Lexus RX300 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Nalley Lexus Roswell and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How long does Lexus RX300 coolant last?

How naturally you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are copious 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 positive information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Lexus RX300 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Nalley Lexus Roswell a call at 7702848580 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 color coolant does Lexus RX300 use?

It's difficult 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 sure 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 Nalley Lexus Roswell or give us a call at 7702848580. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save immediately.

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 confident percentage collection or your Lexus RX300 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant exclusively 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 check engine light may turn on
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Sometimes, albeit incredible, you'll be able to smell an assorted burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Coolant will generally leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • Your heater may avoid working
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Your temperature gauge will read well above common with the engine on for a few minutes.
  • Sediment or rust will be curious in the coolant

What kind of coolant does Lexus RX300 use?

There are plentiful 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 equal thing. It's regular to reference your Lexus RX300 owner's manual for the discernible type of coolant needed and the private intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Lexus RX300 trained service mechanics for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make positive the accurate coolant is used. Give Nalley Lexus Roswell a call today!