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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 often half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the chilly point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is highly difficult. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the preeminent ingredient in the long-established 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 modern 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 consultants at Lexus of Greenville a call at 8647547106 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

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

Lexus of Greenville 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 pay cash for coolant or antifreeze from Lexus of Greenville directly at a good price.

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 Lexus of Greenville, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make satisfied it's diluted correctly. It's extensive to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make satisfied you catch any issues before they cause unhealthy damage. When it comes to your Lexus RX300 engine, it's better reliable than sorry.

How long does Lexus RX300 coolant last?

How generally 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 precise information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Lexus RX300 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Lexus of Greenville a call at 8647547106 now 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 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 genuine percentage variety or your Lexus RX300 engine components can start to rust, break, 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 much coolant does a Lexus RX300 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly clear level of coolant. To see the apparent amount crucial you should always check your Lexus RX300 owner's manual. Give us a call or transport your vehicle to Lexus of Greenville and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What color coolant does Lexus RX300 use?

It's main 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 satisfied 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 Lexus of Greenville or give us a call at 8647547106. Schedule service online and use one of our bountiful coolant flush coupons to save expeditiously.

What kind of coolant does Lexus RX300 use?

There are innumerable 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 alike thing. It's interesting to reference your Lexus RX300 owner's manual for the personal type of coolant basic 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 sure the factual coolant is used. Give Lexus of Greenville a call today!

Lexus RX300 Coolant Flush

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

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

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:

  • Sediment or rust will be distinguishable in the coolant
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Coolant will mostly leak out when the engine is functioning. Check the ground when you park.
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Sometimes, albeit unbelievable, you'll be accurate to smell an chance burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Your heater may prohibit working
  • Your temperature gauge will read accurately above imperative with the engine on for a lot minutes.