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2012 Toyota Highlander 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 regularly half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the agile point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceptionally decisive. Interestingly enough, this isn't the earliest time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the well-known 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 convenient 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 specialists at Coggin Toyota at the Avenues a call at 9043376618 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service specialists handle your coolant flush.

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

Coggin Toyota offers a assortment of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. To shop each of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still purchase coolant or antifreeze from Coggin Toyota at the Avenues directly at a extensive price.

How long does 2012 Toyota Highlander coolant last?

How consistently you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are several 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 definitive information on what intervals your coolant needs to be replaced, check your 2012 Toyota Highlander maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Coggin Toyota at the Avenues a call at 9043376618 at this moment 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.

2012 Toyota Highlander Coolant Flush

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

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2012 Toyota Highlander?

Typically, you should have your 2012 Toyota Highlander 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 Coggin Toyota at the Avenues, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make bold it's diluted correctly. It's essential to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make bold you catch any issues before they cause critical damage. When it comes to your 2012 Toyota Highlander engine, it's better safe than guilty.

What color coolant does 2012 Toyota Highlander use?

It's necessary to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are usually 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 usually 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 browsing for the right coolant for your 2012 Toyota Highlander, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2012 Toyota Highlander to Coggin Toyota at the Avenues or give us a call at 9043376618. Schedule service online and use one of our frequent coolant flush coupons to save today.

How much coolant does a 2012 Toyota Highlander take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly diverse level of coolant. To see the definitive amount fundamental you should always check your 2012 Toyota Highlander owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Coggin Toyota at the Avenues and we'll explanation each questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2012 Toyota Highlander?

Common symptoms that your 2012 Toyota Highlander needs a coolant flush are:

  • Your heater may avoid working
  • 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
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Coolant will normally leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • Sometimes, albeit extraordinary, you'll be firm to smell an chance burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Your temperature gauge will read well above contractual with the engine on for a few minutes.

What kind of coolant does 2012 Toyota Highlander 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 same thing. It's exciting to reference your 2012 Toyota Highlander owner's manual for the definitive type of coolant essential and the distinct intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Toyota Highlander skilled service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Coggin Toyota at the Avenues a call today!

What happens if my 2012 Toyota Highlander runs out of coolant?

Your 2012 Toyota Highlander doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a receptive percentage fluctuate or your 2012 Toyota Highlander engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely due to a leak or low fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.