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2012 Toyota Highlander Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is mostly 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 nice point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely hard. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the basic ingredient in the prominent 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 relevant 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 Bill Estes Toyota a call at 3174346990 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service mentors handle your coolant flush.

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

Estes 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 Bill Estes Toyota directly at a fabulous value.

How long does 2012 Toyota Highlander coolant last?

How generally 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 2012 Toyota Highlander maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Bill Estes Toyota a call at 3174346990 today and ask one of our factory-trained mechanics 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 2012 Toyota Highlander?

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

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

2012 Toyota Highlander Coolant Flush

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

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

What color coolant does 2012 Toyota Highlander use?

It's crucial to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are consistently 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 consistently green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be sure to find out the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When watching 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 Bill Estes Toyota or give us a call at 3174346990. Schedule service online and use one of our copious coolant flush coupons to save straightaway.

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

Every make and model requires a slightly different level of coolant. To see the explicit deposit essential you should always check your 2012 Toyota Highlander owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Bill Estes Toyota and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To prohibit burns, make convinced your car engine is nice before checking your coolant level.

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 Bill Estes Toyota, we will check your fluid levels and investigate it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make hopeful it's diluted correctly. It's essential to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make hopeful you catch any issues before they cause perilous damage. When it comes to your 2012 Toyota Highlander engine, it's better protected than contrite.

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 certain percentage collection 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.

What kind of coolant does 2012 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 astonishing to reference your 2012 Toyota Highlander owner's manual for the solid type of coolant necessary and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Toyota Highlander adequate service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the honorable coolant is used. Give Bill Estes Toyota a call today!