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2014 Toyota Highlander Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is consistently 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 charming point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extraordinarily critical. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the preeminent 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 combined to create the excellent coolant.

You can invest ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water added, or you can invest full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being added to the engine system. Give the mentors at Coggin Toyota at the Avenues a call at 9043376618 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service consultants handle your coolant flush.

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

Coggin Toyota 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 purchase coolant or antifreeze from Coggin Toyota at the Avenues directly at a nice rate.

How long does 2014 Toyota Highlander coolant last?

How commonly 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 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 changed, check your 2014 Toyota Highlander maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Coggin Toyota at the Avenues a call at 9043376618 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.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2014 Toyota Highlander?

Common symptoms that your 2014 Toyota Highlander needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2014 Toyota Highlander?

Typically, you should have your 2014 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 deliver your vehicle into Coggin Toyota at the Avenues, we will check your fluid levels and diagnose it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make bold it's diluted perfectly. It's unusual to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make bold you catch all issues before they cause unusual damage. When it comes to your 2014 Toyota Highlander engine, it's better safe than sorry.

2014 Toyota Highlander Coolant Flush

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

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

What happens if my 2014 Toyota Highlander runs out of coolant?

Your 2014 Toyota Highlander doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a actual percentage assortment or your 2014 Toyota Highlander engine components can start to rust, wear and tear, 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.

What kind of coolant does 2014 Toyota Highlander 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 mean the same thing. It's alluring to reference your 2014 Toyota Highlander owner's manual for the definite type of coolant fundamental and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Toyota Highlander trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make bold the awesome coolant is used. Give Coggin Toyota at the Avenues a call today!

What color coolant does 2014 Toyota Highlander use?

It's gargantuan 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 learn the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2014 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 2014 Toyota Highlander to Coggin Toyota at the Avenues or give us a call at 9043376618. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save straightaway.

How much coolant does a 2014 Toyota Highlander take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly disparate level of coolant. To see the precise amount main you should always check your 2014 Toyota Highlander owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Coggin Toyota at the Avenues and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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