What Coolant Does My Toyota use? Experts Answer.

Your car’s engine can get very hot, and that’s where coolant comes in to help balance it out. It’s similar to drinking a glass of cold water in the hot Florida summer weather. It’s important to replace your car’s coolant when necessary, if not your engine may suffer irreplaceable damages. Toyota of Clermont experts are here to go over everything you need to know about your car’s coolant!

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What is Engine Coolant?

Coolant is a fluid that is used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Coolant is a combination of half water and half ethylene glycol in a liquid mixture. Your Clermont Toyota’s engine produces a lot of heat being on, so coolant helps cool down the engine continuously to avoid engine damage. Coolant comes in many different colors like orange, yellow, purple, or even Toyota red coolant. 

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Which coolant does your Toyota Need? 

You should always check your owner’s manual for your Clermont Toyota to see which coolant is the right match for your car. Your Clermont Toyota uses a specific type of coolant depending on the car. Toyota long life coolant is reliable and is there to support your car’s engine. They can vary from inorganic to organic to the hybrid coolant. The color also doesn’t indicate which coolant is which, due to the color varies. 

 There are a couple of different engine coolants available:

  • Inorganic Additive Technology
  • Organic Acid Technology 
  • Hybrid Organic Acid Technology
  • Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Cooling Systems

How much coolant does my car need? 

The amount of coolant that your car needs depend on your make and model. You can refer back to your Toyota owner’s manual for your Toyota Camry Coolant or your Toyota Corolla Coolant. Take your Clermont Toyota into our service department to get a fast and quick coolant replaced. 

How often do you need to change the coolant in your Toyota? 

The best bet for changing your engine’s coolant is every 30,000 miles or after two years (depending on which one comes first). The Toyota App will give you maintenance alerts that tell you when you should change your coolant, oil change, and even your odometer. 

Does my car need a coolant flush? 

Your Clermont Toyota may need a coolant flush. A Coolant flush gets rid of the dirt, rust, and sludge from your cooling system. However, luckily you won’t need this car maintenance service until you hit around 100,000 to 150,000 miles on the odometer. Let’s take a look at some of the common signs your car needs a coolant flush. 

  • Steam comes from the radiator or hood
  • Sediment or rust will be visible in the coolant 
  • Check engine light may turn on 
  • Your Clermont Toyotas heater may stop working 
  • You Might Smell an odd burning odor coming from under the hood

Service your Coolant levels today at Toyota of Clermont

Visit Toyota of Clermont if you have an issue you can’t solve on your own. You can find us at 16851 State Road 50 today!