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Kia Sorento Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is naturally 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 lessen the cool point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely troublesome. Interestingly enough, this isn't the initial time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the favorite 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 proper coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water further, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being further to the engine system. Give the experts at Nalley Kia a call at 7702885283 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

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

Nalley Kia offers a variety 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 extensive price.

What color coolant does Kia Sorento use?

It's difficult 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 convinced to learn the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When considering for the right coolant for your Kia Sorento, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Kia Sorento to Nalley Kia or give us a call at 7702885283. Schedule service online and use one of our frequent coolant flush coupons to save today.

How often should you change coolant in a Kia Sorento?

Typically, you should have your Kia Sorento 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 Kia, we will check your fluid levels and analyze it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make hopeful it's diluted correctly. It's vital to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make hopeful you catch any issues before they cause dangerous break. When it comes to your Kia Sorento engine, it's better safe than sorry.

What happens if my Kia Sorento runs out of coolant?

Your Kia Sorento doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage variety or your Kia Sorento engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely 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 kind of coolant does Kia Sorento 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 alike thing. It's treacherous to reference your Kia Sorento owner's manual for the exact type of coolant necessary and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Kia Sorento productive service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the honorable coolant is used. Give Nalley Kia a call today!

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

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

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

Kia Sorento Coolant Flush

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

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

How long does Kia Sorento coolant last?

How typically 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 peculiar information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Kia Sorento maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Nalley Kia a call at 7702885283 now 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 Kia Sorento take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly assorted level of coolant. To see the discrete sum fundamental you should always check your Kia Sorento owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Nalley Kia and we'll interpretation each questions you have on coolant levels.

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