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2012 Acura RDX Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is continuously a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are ordinarily half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lessen the amiable point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceptionally colossal. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the old 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 appropriate coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water additional, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being additional to the engine system. Give the specialists at Nalley Acura a call at 7706299293 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 divergent coolant that is uncommon to particular years and models. There are innumerable colors of coolants to help distinguish each including purple yellow, green, blue, red, and orange. It is hard to do your research if you plan to invest, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be applicable even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Nalley Acura offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save straightaway. To search all of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still purchase coolant or antifreeze from Nalley Acura directly at a exceptional estimate.

How long does 2012 Acura RDX coolant last?

How often you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are several 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 explicit information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2012 Acura RDX maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Nalley Acura a call at 7706299293 at this moment 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 much coolant does a 2012 Acura RDX take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly different level of coolant. To see the definitive amount important you should always check your 2012 Acura RDX owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Nalley Acura and we'll resolution any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2012 Acura RDX?

Common symptoms that your 2012 Acura RDX needs a coolant flush are:

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

What happens if my 2012 Acura RDX runs out of coolant?

Your 2012 Acura RDX doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a authentic percentage collection or your 2012 Acura RDX engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant strictly due to a leak or low fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

What color coolant does 2012 Acura RDX use?

It's significant to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are frequently 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 frequently 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're using. When glancing for the right coolant for your 2012 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 2012 Acura RDX to Nalley Acura or give us a call at 7706299293. Schedule service online and use one of our copious coolant flush coupons to save today.

2012 Acura RDX Coolant Flush

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

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2012 Acura RDX?

Typically, you should have your 2012 Acura RDX coolant flush completed any 30,000 miles or any 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 Nalley Acura, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make convinced it's diluted perfectly. It's relentless to have this checked any 15,000 miles to make convinced you catch any issues before they cause relentless damage. When it comes to your 2012 Acura RDX engine, it's better safe than sorry.

What kind of coolant does 2012 Acura RDX 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 profound to reference your 2012 Acura RDX owner's manual for the clear type of coolant essential and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Acura RDX trained service technicians for each information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the relevant coolant is used. Give Nalley Acura a call today!