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Toyota Highlander Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is normally 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 lessen the brisk point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceptionally difficult. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the big ingredient in the well-known 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 fitting 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 advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Toyota has developed its own coolant or requires a definite coolant that is unique to definitive years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, green, blue, purple red, and orange. It is imperative to do your research if you plan to purchase, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many 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 search 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 various value.

Toyota Highlander Coolant Flush

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

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

How long does Toyota Highlander coolant last?

How commonly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are countless 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 individual information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 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 technicians or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

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 positive percentage mixture or your Toyota Highlander engine components can start to rust, damage, 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 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 Bill Estes Toyota, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make confident it's diluted perfectly. It's meaningful to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make confident you catch any issues before they cause harsh wear and tear. When it comes to your Toyota Highlander engine, it's better safe than sorry.

What kind of coolant does Toyota Highlander use?

There are various 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 great to reference your Toyota Highlander owner's manual for the definite type of coolant fundamental and the personal intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Toyota Highlander professional 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!

What color coolant does Toyota Highlander use?

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

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

How much coolant does a Toyota Highlander take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly definitive level of coolant. To see the exact amount big you should always check your Toyota Highlander owner's manual. Give us a call or transport your vehicle to Bill Estes Toyota and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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