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Acura RDX Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is frequently 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 chilled point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely exciting. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the vital 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 apt 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 David McDavid Acura of Austin a call at 5126436468 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service specialists handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Acura has developed its own coolant or requires a individual coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are frequent colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, green, purple red, blue, and orange. It is vital to do your research if you plan to search, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Frequent models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Acura Austin offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to assist you save at this moment. To shop all of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still pay cash for coolant or antifreeze from David McDavid Acura of Austin directly at a different price.

How long does Acura RDX coolant last?

How generally you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are countless 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 clear information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Acura RDX maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give David McDavid Acura of Austin a call at 5126436468 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.

How often should you change coolant in a Acura RDX?

Typically, you should have your Acura RDX 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 David McDavid Acura of Austin, we will check your fluid levels and audit it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's fundamental to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch each issues before they cause harsh break. When it comes to your Acura RDX engine, it's better safe than liable.

How much coolant does a Acura RDX take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly different level of coolant. To see the exact fee main you should always check your Acura RDX owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to David McDavid Acura of Austin and we'll answer all questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What color coolant does Acura RDX use?

It's crucial 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 select the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When glancing for the right coolant for your Acura RDX, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Acura RDX to David McDavid Acura of Austin or give us a call at 5126436468. Schedule service online and use one of our bountiful coolant flush coupons to save today.

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

Common symptoms that your Acura RDX needs a coolant flush are:

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

What kind of coolant does Acura RDX use?

There are bountiful 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 identical thing. It's meaningful to reference your Acura RDX owner's manual for the definitive type of coolant mandatory and the assorted intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Acura RDX trained service mechanics for all information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make courageous the crucial coolant is used. Give David McDavid Acura of Austin a call today!

Acura RDX Coolant Flush

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

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

What happens if my Acura RDX runs out of coolant?

Your Acura RDX doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a authentic percentage assortment or your Acura RDX engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant completely 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.