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Kia Sorento 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 decrease the cheerful point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is highly difficult. Interestingly enough, this isn't the original time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the preeminent 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 combined to create the careful coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water distinct, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being distinct 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 veterans handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, incorporating Kia has developed its own coolant or requires a singular coolant that is unique to definitive years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, purple yellow, green, red, and orange. It is dominant to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many 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 now. 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 excellent price.

What color coolant does Kia Sorento use?

It's necessary 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 convinced to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your Kia Sorento, 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 Sorento 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 at this moment.

What happens if my Kia Sorento runs out of coolant?

Your Kia Sorento doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a mammoth percentage range or your Kia Sorento engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant totally 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.

How long does Kia Sorento coolant last?

How frequently 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 definite information on what intervals your coolant needs to be interchanged, check your Kia Sorento 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 mechanics or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

How much coolant does a Kia Sorento take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly discrete level of coolant. To see the clear sum main you should always check your Kia Sorento 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 positive your car engine is pleasant before checking your coolant level.

Kia Sorento Coolant Flush

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

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

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

Common symptoms that your Kia Sorento needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a Kia Sorento?

Typically, you should have your Kia Sorento 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 bold it's diluted correctly. It's essential to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make bold you catch any issues before they cause strict break. When it comes to your Kia Sorento engine, it's better safe than sorry.

What kind of coolant does Kia Sorento 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 harsh to reference your Kia Sorento owner's manual for the explicit type of coolant necessary and the distinct intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Kia Sorento trained service technicians for each information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make positive the apt coolant is used. Give Courtesy Kia of Brandon a call today!