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Toyota RAV4 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is commonly 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 reduction in cost the fast point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is highly crucial. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main 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 correct coolant.

You can invest ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water supplemental, or you can invest full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being supplemental to the engine system. Give the experts at Courtesy Toyota of Brandon a call at 8132854632 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service experts handle your coolant flush.

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

Courtesy 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 Courtesy Toyota of Brandon directly at a towering price.

What happens if my Toyota RAV4 runs out of coolant?

Your Toyota RAV4 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a certain percentage assortment or your Toyota RAV4 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant completely due to a leak or scanty fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

How long does Toyota RAV4 coolant last?

How typically 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 definite information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Toyota RAV4 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Courtesy Toyota of Brandon a call at 8132854632 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.

What kind of coolant does Toyota RAV4 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 imperative to reference your Toyota RAV4 owner's manual for the clear type of coolant fundamental and the peculiar intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Toyota RAV4 competent service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make courageous the honest coolant is used. Give Courtesy Toyota of Brandon a call today!

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Toyota RAV4?

Common symptoms that your Toyota RAV4 needs a coolant flush are:

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

How much coolant does a Toyota RAV4 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly different level of coolant. To see the various amount necessary you should always check your Toyota RAV4 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Courtesy Toyota of Brandon and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

Toyota RAV4 Coolant Flush

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

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

What color coolant does Toyota RAV4 use?

It's big 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. There's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are frequently green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be courageous to elect for the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When shopping for the right coolant for your Toyota RAV4, 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 RAV4 to Courtesy Toyota of Brandon or give us a call at 8132854632. Schedule service online and use one of our copious coolant flush coupons to save now.

How often should you change coolant in a Toyota RAV4?

Typically, you should have your Toyota RAV4 coolant flush completed each 30,000 miles or each two years. There are some instances where your vehicle can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you transport your vehicle into Courtesy Toyota of Brandon, we will check your fluid levels and analyze it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's ordinary to have this checked each 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause dangerous damage. When it comes to your Toyota RAV4 engine, it's better safe than sorry.