Please wait while the page loads...

Acura RLX 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 lower the freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely compatible. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the necessary ingredient in the prominent 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 contractual 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 in Plano a call at 4696207939 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, comprising Acura has developed its own coolant or requires a different coolant that is unique to different years and models. There are bountiful colors of coolants to assist distinguish each including red, blue, yellow, green, purple and orange. It is difficult to do your research if you plan to invest, flush, or replace the coolant in your car. Copious models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Acura Plano offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save at this moment. 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 David McDavid Acura in Plano directly at a tall price.

How long does Acura RLX coolant last?

How constantly 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 definitive 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 in Plano a call at 4696207939 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 kind of coolant does Acura RLX 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 represent the same thing. It's crucial to reference your Acura RLX owner's manual for the different type of coolant essential and the singular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Acura RLX adequate service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the decent coolant is used. Give David McDavid Acura in Plano a call today!

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:

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

How much coolant does a Acura RLX take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly distinct level of coolant. To see the distinct amount essential you should always check your Acura RLX owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to David McDavid Acura in Plano and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To prevent burns, make convinced your vehicle engine is enjoyable before checking your coolant level.

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 deliver your vehicle into David McDavid Acura in Plano, 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 clear to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause harsh damage. When it comes to your Acura RLX engine, it's better safe than sorry.

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 good percentage range or your Acura RLX engine components can start to rust, wear and tear, 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.

What color coolant does Acura RLX use?

It's important 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 positive to pick the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking 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 in Plano or give us a call at 4696207939. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

Acura RLX Coolant Flush

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

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