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2017 Acura RDX 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 lower the freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely essential. Interestingly enough, this isn't the initial time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the extensive 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 marvelous 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 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 different coolant that is exceptional to individual years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, green, yellow, red, purple and orange. It is helpful to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be apparent even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Nalley Acura offers a range of coolant flush coupons to help 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 purchase coolant or antifreeze from Nalley Acura directly at a big rate.

How much coolant does a 2017 Acura RDX take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly precise level of coolant. To see the definite payment crucial you should always check your 2017 Acura RDX owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Nalley Acura and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What kind of coolant does 2017 Acura RDX use?

There are countless 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 represent the same thing. It's splendid to reference your 2017 Acura RDX owner's manual for the clear type of coolant needed and the peculiar intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Acura RDX trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the noble coolant is used. Give Nalley Acura a call today!

2017 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, corrosion, particles,and rust
  • Refilling the system with the good coolant and carefully measuring the dilution percentage
  • Flushing the entire system thoroughly

How often should you change coolant in a 2017 Acura RDX?

Typically, you should have your 2017 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 Nalley Acura, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make hopeful it's diluted perfectly. It's critical to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make hopeful you catch any issues before they cause unhealthy damage. When it comes to your 2017 Acura RDX engine, it's better safe than sorry.

How long does 2017 Acura RDX coolant last?

How generally 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 private information on what intervals your coolant needs to be replaced, check your 2017 Acura RDX maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Nalley Acura a call at 7706299293 today 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 color coolant does 2017 Acura RDX use?

It's breathtaking to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are mostly 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 mostly green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be sure to determine the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When considering for the right coolant for your 2017 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 2017 Acura RDX to Nalley Acura or give us a call at 7706299293. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

What happens if my 2017 Acura RDX runs out of coolant?

Your 2017 Acura RDX doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a conclusive percentage vary or your 2017 Acura RDX engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely 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.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2017 Acura RDX?

Common symptoms that your 2017 Acura RDX needs a coolant flush are:

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