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Kia 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 extremely exquisite. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main 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 impartial 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 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 automobile manufacturer, including Kia has developed its own coolant or requires a disparate coolant that is unique to exact years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including red, yellow, green, blue, purple and orange. It is paramount to do your research if you plan to invest, flush, or replace the coolant in your automobile. Copious models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Courtesy Kia of Brandon offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. To buy all of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still buy coolant or antifreeze from Courtesy Kia of Brandon directly at a satisfying value.

What color coolant does Kia use?

It's important 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 sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you are using. When considering for the right coolant for your Kia, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Kia to Courtesy Kia of Brandon or give us a call at 8138500547. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

How long does Kia coolant last?

How mostly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are plentiful 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 assorted information on what intervals your coolant needs to be interchanged, check your Kia maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Courtesy Kia of Brandon a call at 8138500547 now 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 Kia runs out of coolant?

Your Kia doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a certain percentage variety or your Kia engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant exactly due to a leak or meager fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

What kind of coolant does Kia use?

There are frequent 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 basic to reference your Kia owner's manual for the conspicuous type of coolant imperative and the precise intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Kia trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the satisfying coolant is used. Give Courtesy Kia of Brandon a call today!

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

Common symptoms that your Kia needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a Kia?

Typically, you should have your Kia 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 courageous it's diluted correctly. It's alarming to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make courageous you catch each issues before they cause dangerous damage. When it comes to your Kia engine, it's better safe than sorry.

How much coolant does a Kia take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly peculiar level of coolant. To see the explicit amount basic you should always check your Kia 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 hinder burns, make fearless your vehicle engine is delightful before checking your coolant level.

Kia Coolant Flush

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

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