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2012 Kia Sportage 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 lower the abrupt point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is remarkably critical. Interestingly enough, this isn't the initial time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the traditional 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 constitutional 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 consultants at Courtesy Kia of Brandon a call at 8138500547 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, encompassing Kia has developed its own coolant or requires a confident coolant that is unique to definitive years and models. There are innumerable colors of coolants to help distinguish each including red, green, blue, yellow, purple and orange. It is hard to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be logical even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Courtesy Kia of Brandon 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 Courtesy Kia of Brandon directly at a exemplary price.

How long does 2012 Kia Sportage coolant last?

How constantly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are bountiful 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 certain information on what intervals your coolant needs to be replenished, check your 2012 Kia Sportage maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Courtesy Kia of Brandon a call at 8138500547 instantly 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 2012 Kia Sportage?

Typically, you should have your 2012 Kia Sportage 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 Courtesy Kia of Brandon, we will check your fluid levels and diagnose it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make hopeful it's diluted well. It's big to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make hopeful you catch any issues before they cause unhealthy damage. When it comes to your 2012 Kia Sportage engine, it's better safe than sorry.

What kind of coolant does 2012 Kia Sportage use?

There are different 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 indicate the same thing. It's meaningful to reference your 2012 Kia Sportage owner's manual for the definitive type of coolant essential and the contrasting intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Kia Sportage skilled service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the accessible coolant is used. Give Courtesy Kia of Brandon a call today!

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2012 Kia Sportage?

Common symptoms that your 2012 Kia Sportage needs a coolant flush are:

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

What happens if my 2012 Kia Sportage runs out of coolant?

Your 2012 Kia Sportage doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a critical percentage vary or your 2012 Kia Sportage engine parts can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant solely 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.

2012 Kia Sportage Coolant Flush

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

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

What color coolant does 2012 Kia Sportage use?

It's intense 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 satisfied to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When considering for the right coolant for your 2012 Kia Sportage, 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 Kia Sportage to Courtesy Kia of Brandon or give us a call at 8138500547. Schedule service online and use one of our bountiful coolant flush coupons to save at this moment.

How much coolant does a 2012 Kia Sportage take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly contrasting level of coolant. To see the exact amount mandatory you should always check your 2012 Kia Sportage owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Courtesy Kia of Brandon and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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