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Acura RLX Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is naturally 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 bitter point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceptionally vital. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main 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 positive 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 advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Acura has developed its own coolant or requires a explicit coolant that is unique to definitive years and models. There are copious colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, blue, purple red, green, and orange. It is normal to do your research if you plan to pay cash for, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Countless models will not be admissible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Acura Austin offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save now. To browse any of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still purchase coolant or antifreeze from David McDavid Acura of Austin directly at a massive value.

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

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

  • Coolant will constantly leak out when the engine is working. Check the ground when you park.
  • Sometimes, albeit unlikely, you'll be firm to smell an odd burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Your heater may stop working
  • Your temperature gauge will learn properly above normal with the engine on for various minutes.
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Sediment or rust will be palpable in the coolant
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine

What color coolant does Acura RLX use?

It's natural 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 confident to learn the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When considering for the right coolant for your Acura RLX, 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 RLX to David McDavid Acura of Austin or give us a call at 5126436468. Schedule service online and use one of our copious coolant flush coupons to save today.

What happens if my Acura RLX runs out of coolant?

Your Acura RLX doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a certain percentage mixture or your Acura RLX engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely 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 much coolant does a Acura RLX take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly other level of coolant. To see the active payment basic you should always check your Acura RLX owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to David McDavid Acura of Austin and we'll explanation any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How long does Acura RLX coolant last?

How commonly 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 decisive information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Acura RLX 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.

What kind of coolant does Acura RLX use?

There are copious 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 imply the same thing. It's important to reference your Acura RLX owner's manual for the specific type of coolant basic and the peculiar intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Acura RLX trained service mechanics for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the noble coolant is used. Give David McDavid Acura of Austin a call today!

Acura RLX 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

How often should you change coolant in a Acura RLX?

Typically, you should have your Acura RLX 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 inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's applicable to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause precarious damage. When it comes to your Acura RLX engine, it's better safe than sorry.