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Toyota Yaris Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is usually 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 lower the freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceptionally essential. This seemingly 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 mixed to create the proper 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 Toyota Union City a call at 7702848361 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service consultants handle your coolant flush.

Every car manufacturer, including Toyota has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is distinct to individual years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including purple green, yellow, blue, red, and orange. It is crucial to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your car. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Toyota Union City offers a wide range of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. 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 Toyota Union City directly at a great price.

How often should you change coolant in a Toyota Yaris?

Normally, you should have your Toyota Yaris coolant flush completed each 30,000 miles or each two years. There are certain instances where your car can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your car into Nalley Toyota Union City, we will check your fluid levels and examine it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted perfectly. It's critical to have this checked each 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause dramatic damage. When it comes to your Toyota Yaris engine, it's better secure than sorry.

How long does Toyota Yaris coolant last?

How frequently you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many types of coolants. 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 advised 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 specific advice on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Toyota Yaris maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Nalley Toyota Union City a call at 7702848361 today and ask one of our OEM-trained mechanics or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

What color coolant does Toyota Yaris use?

It's important to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are normally orange, yellow, red or purple, Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT) coolants are orange and yellow. So evidently, there's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are normally green, nevertheless, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, constantly be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the correct coolant for your Toyota Yaris, you need to constantly check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Toyota Yaris to Nalley Toyota Union City or give us a call at 7702848361. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

What kind of coolant does Toyota Yaris 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 consistently mean the same thing. It's important to reference your Toyota Yaris owner's manual for the specific type of coolant needed and the specific intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service finished. Or you can call one of our Toyota Yaris factory certified service technicians for any advice you need. We can still schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Nalley Toyota Union City a call today!

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Toyota Yaris?

Common symptoms that your Toyota Yaris needs a coolant flush are:

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

What happens if my Toyota Yaris runs out of coolant?

Your Toyota Yaris doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your Toyota Yaris engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably broken. If you run out of coolant utterly due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your whole engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

How much coolant does a Toyota Yaris take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount needed you should repeatedly check your Toyota Yaris owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Nalley Toyota Union City and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

Toyota Yaris Coolant Flush

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

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