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Toyota Highlander Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is regularly 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 cool point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely positive. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the colossal ingredient in the common 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 lawful coolant.

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

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

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What happens if my Toyota Highlander runs out of coolant?

Your Toyota Highlander doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a genuine percentage alter or your Toyota Highlander engine components can start to rust, wear and tear, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant altogether 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 Toyota Highlander take or need?

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

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

How long does Toyota Highlander coolant last?

How mostly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are plentiful 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 specific information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Toyota Highlander maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Coggin Toyota at the Avenues a call at 9043376618 straightaway 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 color coolant does Toyota Highlander use?

It's exciting 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 bold to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When studying for the right coolant for your 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 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 often should you change coolant in a Toyota Highlander?

Typically, you should have your 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 probe it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make satisfied it's diluted correctly. It's critical to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make satisfied you catch any issues before they cause compelling damage. When it comes to your Toyota Highlander engine, it's better reliable than contrite.

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

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

  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Your temperature gauge will read accurately 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.
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Sediment or rust will be effortless in the coolant
  • Coolant will commonly leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Your heater may avoid working

Toyota Highlander Coolant Flush

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

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

What kind of coolant does Toyota Highlander use?

There are bountiful 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 beneficial to reference your Toyota Highlander owner's manual for the specific type of coolant crucial and the definitive 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 confident the fitting coolant is used. Give Coggin Toyota at the Avenues a call today!