Please wait while the page loads...

Toyota Tacoma 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 usually half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the chilled point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely difficult. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the historic 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 experts at Courtesy Toyota of Brandon a call at 8132854632 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service experts handle your coolant flush.

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

Courtesy Toyota offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save straightaway. To shop all of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still buy coolant or antifreeze from Courtesy Toyota of Brandon directly at a grand price.

What color coolant does Toyota Tacoma use?

It's amusing 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 convinced to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When watching for the right coolant for your Toyota Tacoma, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you're using the right coolant is to send your Toyota Tacoma to Courtesy Toyota of Brandon or give us a call at 8132854632. Schedule service online and use one of our frequent coolant flush coupons to save today.

Toyota Tacoma Coolant Flush

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

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

What happens if my Toyota Tacoma runs out of coolant?

Your Toyota Tacoma doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a conscious percentage range or your Toyota Tacoma engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely 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 often should you change coolant in a Toyota Tacoma?

Typically, you should have your Toyota Tacoma coolant flush completed every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are some instances where your automobile can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your automobile into Courtesy Toyota of Brandon, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make fearless it's diluted properly. It's notable to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make fearless you catch any issues before they cause strict damage. When it comes to your Toyota Tacoma engine, it's better safe than touched.

How much coolant does a Toyota Tacoma take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly disparate level of coolant. To see the definite fee imperative you should always check your Toyota Tacoma owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Courtesy Toyota of Brandon and we'll explanation any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How long does Toyota Tacoma coolant last?

How often you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are bountiful 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 confident information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Toyota Tacoma maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Courtesy Toyota of Brandon a call at 8132854632 instantly 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 Tacoma 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 equal thing. It's favorable to reference your Toyota Tacoma owner's manual for the precise 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 Tacoma trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the polite coolant is used. Give Courtesy Toyota of Brandon a call today!

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

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

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