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Hyundai Sonata Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is frequently 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 chilled point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely vital. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the usual 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 fitting coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water extra, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being extra to the engine system. Give the experts at Courtesy Hyundai of Tampa a call at 8132855062 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

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

Courtesy Hyundai of Tampa offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save immediately. To shop all of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still invest coolant or antifreeze from Courtesy Hyundai of Tampa directly at a various cost.

How long does Hyundai Sonata coolant last?

How typically you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are plentiful 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 distinguishable information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Hyundai Sonata maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Courtesy Hyundai of Tampa a call at 8132855062 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 Hyundai Sonata use?

There are ample 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 same thing. It's applicable to reference your Hyundai Sonata owner's manual for the confident 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 Hyundai Sonata trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make courageous the proper coolant is used. Give Courtesy Hyundai of Tampa a call today!

Hyundai Sonata Coolant Flush

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

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

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Hyundai Sonata?

Common symptoms that your Hyundai Sonata needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a Hyundai Sonata?

Typically, you should have your Hyundai Sonata 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 Courtesy Hyundai of Tampa, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted properly. It's cooperative to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch all issues before they cause treacherous break. When it comes to your Hyundai Sonata engine, it's better safe than sorry.

How much coolant does a Hyundai Sonata take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly other level of coolant. To see the specific amount crucial you should always check your Hyundai Sonata owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Courtesy Hyundai of Tampa and we'll answer each questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What color coolant does Hyundai Sonata use?

It's helpful to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are frequently 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 frequently green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be hopeful to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When researching for the right coolant for your Hyundai Sonata, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Hyundai Sonata to Courtesy Hyundai of Tampa or give us a call at 8132855062. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

What happens if my Hyundai Sonata runs out of coolant?

Your Hyundai Sonata doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a clear percentage variety or your Hyundai Sonata engine components can start to rust, wear and tear, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant completely due to a leak or meager fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.