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Kia Rio Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is ordinarily 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 immensely vital. This probably isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the prime 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 Kia a call at 7702885283 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service consultants handle your coolant flush.

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

Nalley Kia 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 Kia directly at a great price.

How often should you change coolant in a Kia Rio?

Normally, you should have your Kia Rio coolant flush concluded 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 Kia, we will check your fluid levels and check out it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted accurately. It's important 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 Kia Rio engine, it's better secure than sorry.

Kia Rio Coolant Flush

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

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

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Kia Rio?

Common symptoms that your Kia Rio needs a coolant flush are:

  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Your temperature gauge will read far above normal with the engine on for a few minutes.
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Your heater may stop working
  • Sediment or rust will be visible in the coolant
  • Unexpected grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Coolant will ordinarily 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.

How long does Kia Rio coolant last?

How often 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 essentially 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 Kia Rio maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Nalley Kia a call at 7702885283 today and ask one of our OEM-trained technicians or advisers. You can again book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

How much coolant does a Kia Rio take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount required you should repeatedly check your Kia Rio owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Nalley Kia 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.

What happens if my Kia Rio runs out of coolant?

Your Kia Rio doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your Kia Rio engine parts can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably damaged. 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.

What color coolant does Kia Rio use?

It's critical 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, repeatedly be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're utilizing. When looking for the correct coolant for your Kia Rio, you need to repeatedly check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are utilizing the right coolant is to send your Kia Rio to Nalley Kia or give us a call at 7702885283. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

What kind of coolant does Kia Rio 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 Kia Rio owner's manual for the specific type of coolant necessary and the specific intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service finished. Or you can call one of our Kia Rio factory certified service technicians for any advice you need. We can likewise schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Nalley Kia a call today!