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2014 Toyota RAV4 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 commonly half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to cut down the bleak point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is highly hard. Interestingly enough, this isn't the original time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the basic 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 functional coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water increased, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being increased 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 consultants handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, comprising Toyota has developed its own coolant or requires a definite coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are plentiful colors of coolants to assist distinguish all including green, red, yellow, blue, purple and orange. It is troublesome to do your research if you plan to browse, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Disparate models will not be relevant 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 tall estimate.

2014 Toyota RAV4 Coolant Flush

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

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

What happens if my 2014 Toyota RAV4 runs out of coolant?

Your 2014 Toyota RAV4 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage collection or your 2014 Toyota RAV4 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant exactly 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 do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2014 Toyota RAV4?

Common symptoms that your 2014 Toyota RAV4 needs a coolant flush are:

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

What color coolant does 2014 Toyota RAV4 use?

It's basic 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 convinced to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you are using. When studying for the right coolant for your 2014 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 2014 Toyota RAV4 to Bill Estes Toyota or give us a call at 3174346990. Schedule service online and use one of our various coolant flush coupons to save now.

How long does 2014 Toyota RAV4 coolant last?

How normally 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 RAV4 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Bill Estes Toyota a call at 3174346990 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 often should you change coolant in a 2014 Toyota RAV4?

Typically, you should have your 2014 Toyota RAV4 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 analyze it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make confident it's diluted well. It's intense to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make confident you catch each issues before they cause unhealthy damage. When it comes to your 2014 Toyota RAV4 engine, it's better safe than sorry.

What kind of coolant does 2014 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 represent the same thing. It's important to reference your 2014 Toyota RAV4 owner's manual for the peculiar type of coolant needed and the different intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Toyota RAV4 skilled service mechanics for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make courageous the essential coolant is used. Give Bill Estes Toyota a call today!

How much coolant does a 2014 Toyota RAV4 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly odd level of coolant. To see the precise amount fundamental you should always check your 2014 Toyota RAV4 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 avoid burns, make confident your vehicle engine is charming before checking your coolant level.