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Honda Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is ordinarily a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are ordinarily half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely essential. This seemingly isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the predominant 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 mixed to create the proper 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 Larry H. Miller Honda Murray a call at 3854254756 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every car manufacturer, including Honda has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, blue, red, green, purple and orange. It is crucial to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your car. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

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What color coolant does Honda use?

It's critical 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. So evidently, there's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are frequently green, nevertheless, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, constantly be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the correct coolant for your Honda, you need to constantly check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Honda to Larry H. Miller Honda Murray or give us a call at 3854254756. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

What kind of coolant does Honda use?

There are many types and colors of coolant from inorganic to organic to hybrid. To make things even more puzzling, the color of the coolant doesn't constantly mean the same thing. It's critical to reference your Honda owner's manual for the specific type of coolant necessary and the specific intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service finished. Or you can call one of our Honda factory certified service technicians for any data you need. We can likewise schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Larry H. Miller Honda Murray a call today!

How often should you change coolant in a Honda?

Normally, you should have your Honda coolant flush finished every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are certain instances where your vehicle can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your vehicle into Larry H. Miller Honda Murray, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted perfectly. It's crucial to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause dramatic damage. When it comes to your Honda engine, it's better safe than sorry.

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

Common symptoms that your Honda needs a coolant flush are:

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

How much coolant does a Honda take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount required you should consistently check your Honda owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Larry H. Miller Honda Murray and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

Honda Coolant Flush

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

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

What happens if my Honda runs out of coolant?

Your Honda doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your Honda engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably broken. If you run out of coolant utterly due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your complete engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

How long does Honda coolant last?

How regularly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many types of coolants. Up until the mid-1990s there was essentially 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 specific facts on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Honda maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Larry H. Miller Honda Murray a call at 3854254756 today and ask one of our OEM-trained mechanics or advisers. You can still book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

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