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Toyota Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is generally 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 freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely troublesome. Interestingly enough, this isn't the earliest time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the available ingredient in the classic 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 decent coolant.

You can pay cash for ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water other, or you can pay cash for full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being other to the engine system. Give the experts at Nalley Toyota of Roswell a call at 770-763-7398 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service specialists handle your Toyota coolant flush.

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

Our dealership, Toyota Roswell, offers a variety of Toyota 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 Nalley Toyota of Roswell directly at an acceptable estimate.

What color coolant does Toyota use?

It's large to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are ordinarily 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 ordinarily green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be satisfied to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your Toyota, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Toyota to Nalley Toyota of Roswell or give us a call at 7707637398. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save at this moment.

How long does Toyota coolant last?

How consistently 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 Toyota's long life coolant.

Newer coolants use an Organic Acid Technology (OAT) and have twice as long of a life as older coolant. In some cases these long life coolants can last over 5 years or 100,000 miles.

For exact information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Toyota maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Nalley Toyota of Roswell a call at 770-763-7398 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.

Is Antifreeze a coolant? Is Antifreeze used in my Toyota?

Toyota, like all other car manufacturers, stipulates specific liquids to be used for the vehicles they make. An easy rule of thumb is to look in your vehicle's manual to see if there is something stated for your model of vehicle. The coolant in your Toyota can in-fact freeze if it gets cold enough outside. That is why antifreeze was invented, and why Toyota uses it for their vehicles in most cases. So yes, antifreeze is a coolant and it can be used in your Toyota. But does your Toyota need antifreeze? Give the experts at Nalley Toyota of Roswell a call at 770-763-7398 or schedule service online and we'll tell you what your Toyota needs!

What happens if my Toyota runs out of coolant?

Your Toyota doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a personal percentage assortment or your Toyota engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant solely 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 Toyota?

Typically, you should have your Toyota coolant flush completed each 30,000 miles or each 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 Nalley Toyota of Roswell, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make convinced it's diluted correctly. It's essential to have this checked each 15,000 miles to make convinced you catch any issues before they cause critical damage. When it comes to your Toyota engine, it's better safe than guilty.

Toyota Coolant Flush

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

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

What kind of coolant does Toyota 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 represent the equal thing. It's vital to reference your Toyota owner's manual for the explicit type of coolant needed and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Toyota trained service mechanics for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make positive the fair coolant is used. Give Nalley Toyota of Roswell a call today!

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

Common symptoms that your Toyota needs a coolant flush are:

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

How much coolant does a Toyota take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly distinctive level of coolant. To see the authentic amount essential you should always check your Toyota owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Nalley Toyota of Roswell and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avoid burns, make sure your vehicle engine is off and cooled down before checking your coolant level.