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2018 Kia Sportage Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is typically 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 lower the cold point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceptionally difficult. Interestingly enough, this isn't the initial time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the principal ingredient in the favorite 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 correct coolant.

You can invest ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water additional, or you can invest full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being additional to the engine system. Give the experts at Courtesy Kia of Brandon a call at 8138500547 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service mentors handle your coolant flush.

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

Courtesy Kia of Brandon offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save immediately. 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 gigantic price.

What happens if my 2018 Kia Sportage runs out of coolant?

Your 2018 Kia Sportage doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a clear percentage range or your 2018 Kia Sportage 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 2018 Kia Sportage use?

It's main 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 2018 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 2018 Kia Sportage to Courtesy Kia of Brandon or give us a call at 8138500547. Schedule service online and use one of our innumerable coolant flush coupons to save now.

What kind of coolant does 2018 Kia Sportage 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 exciting to reference your 2018 Kia Sportage owner's manual for the able type of coolant essential and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Kia Sportage trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make convinced the correct coolant is used. Give Courtesy Kia of Brandon a call today!

2018 Kia Sportage Coolant Flush

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

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

How much coolant does a 2018 Kia Sportage take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly divergent level of coolant. To see the exact sum main you should always check your 2018 Kia Sportage owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Courtesy Kia of Brandon and we'll resolution all questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2018 Kia Sportage?

Common symptoms that your 2018 Kia Sportage needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2018 Kia Sportage?

Typically, you should have your 2018 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 inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make convinced it's diluted correctly. It's consistent to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make convinced you catch all issues before they cause dangerous damage. When it comes to your 2018 Kia Sportage engine, it's improved safe than touched.

How long does 2018 Kia Sportage coolant last?

How generally 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 recognizable information on what intervals your coolant needs to be replaced, check your 2018 Kia Sportage maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Courtesy Kia of Brandon a call at 8138500547 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.