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Honda Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is commonly 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 lower the agreeable point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely critical. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the essential ingredient in the old 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 lawful coolant.

You can buy ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water additional, or you can buy full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being additional to the engine system. Give the experts at Crown Honda of Southpoint a call at 9843004924 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service specialists handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, consisting Honda has developed its own coolant or requires a definitive coolant that is noteworthy to explicit years and models. There are frequent colors of coolants to assist distinguish each including purple-blue, green, yellow, red, and orange. It is critical to do your research if you plan to browse, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Southpoint Honda offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. To shop each of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still purchase coolant or antifreeze from Crown Honda of Southpoint directly at a terrific price.

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

Common symptoms that your Honda needs a coolant flush are:

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

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 confusing, the color of the coolant doesn't always mean the same thing. It's accessible to reference your Honda owner's manual for the distinctive type of coolant needed and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Honda trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the relevant coolant is used. Give Crown Honda of Southpoint a call today!

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 careful percentage fluctuate or your Honda engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely due to a leak or scanty fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

What color coolant does Honda use?

It's vital 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. There's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are frequently green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be fearless to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When browsing for the right coolant for your Honda, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Honda to Crown Honda of Southpoint or give us a call at 9843004924. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

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. 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 that 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 factual information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Honda maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Crown Honda of Southpoint a call at 9843004924 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.

Honda Coolant Flush

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

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

How much coolant does a Honda take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly conspicuous level of coolant. To see the conspicuous amount basic you should always check your Honda owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Crown Honda of Southpoint and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How often should you change the coolant in a Honda?

Typically, you should have your Honda 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 Crown Honda of Southpoint, we will check your fluid levels and investigate it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make positive it's diluted accordingly. It's critical to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make positive you catch any issues before they cause unhealthy damage. When it comes to your Honda engine, it's better safe than remorseful.