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2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is mostly 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 cold point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceedingly essential. Interestingly enough, this 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 combined to create the apt coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water increased, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being increased to the engine system. Give the advisors at Plaza Motor Company a call at 3145825294 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Mercedes-Benz has developed its own coolant or requires a correct coolant that is unique to definite years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, purple red, yellow, green, and orange. It is hard to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Innumerable models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Plaza Mercedes 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 Plaza Motor Company directly at a good price.

2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400 Coolant Flush

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

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

What color coolant does 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400 use?

It's bizarre 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 sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400 to Plaza Motor Company or give us a call at 3145825294. Schedule service online and use one of our countless coolant flush coupons to save today.

How long does 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400 coolant last?

How normally you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are ample 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 replenished, check your 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Plaza Motor Company a call at 3145825294 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 happens if my 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400 runs out of coolant?

Your 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a certain percentage collection or your 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant fully due to a leak or scanty fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

How much coolant does a 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly divergent level of coolant. To see the coherent amount vital you should always check your 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Plaza Motor Company and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What kind of coolant does 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400 use?

There are countless 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 advise the alike thing. It's admissible to reference your 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400 owner's manual for the positive type of coolant fundamental and the definite intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Mercedes-Benz S 400 trained service mechanics for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make courageous the honest coolant is used. Give Plaza Motor Company a call today!

How often should you change coolant in a 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400?

Typically, you should have your 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400 coolant flush completed any 30,000 miles or any 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 Plaza Motor Company, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted accurately. It's exciting to have this checked any 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause hazardous break. When it comes to your 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400 engine, it's better safe than culpable.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400?

Common symptoms that your 2013 Mercedes-Benz S 400 needs a coolant flush are:

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