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Toyota Land Cruiser 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 generally 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 very vital. This probably 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 construct 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 Nalley Toyota of Roswell a call at 7707637398 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service consultants handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Toyota has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is distinct to individual years and models. There are several colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, purple green, yellow, red, and orange. It is essential 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.

Toyota Roswell 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 Nalley Toyota of Roswell directly at a great price.

What kind of coolant does Toyota Land Cruiser use?

There are many types and colors of coolant from inorganic to organic to hybrid. To make things even more puzzling, the color of the coolant doesn't regularly mean the same thing. It's essential to reference your Toyota Land Cruiser owner's manual for the specific type of coolant required and the specific intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service finished. Or you can call one of our Toyota Land Cruiser factory certified service mechanics for any details you need. We can again schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Nalley Toyota of Roswell a call today!

What happens if my Toyota Land Cruiser runs out of coolant?

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

What color coolant does Toyota Land Cruiser use?

It's vital 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. So evidently, there's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are frequently green, nevertheless, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, consistently be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the correct coolant for your Toyota Land Cruiser, you need to consistently check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Toyota Land Cruiser 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 today.

How often should you change coolant in a Toyota Land Cruiser?

Normally, you should have your Toyota Land Cruiser coolant flush completed every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are certain 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 check out it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted properly. It's vital to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause dramatic damage. When it comes to your Toyota Land Cruiser engine, it's better secure than sorry.

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

Common symptoms that your Toyota Land Cruiser needs a coolant flush are:

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

How much coolant does a Toyota Land Cruiser take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount required you should always check your Toyota Land Cruiser owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car 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 cool before checking your coolant level.

Toyota Land Cruiser Coolant Flush

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

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

How long does Toyota Land Cruiser 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 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 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 details on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Toyota Land Cruiser maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Nalley Toyota of Roswell a call at 7707637398 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.