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Mercedes-Benz C300 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is commonly 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 reduce the hasty point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely difficult. Interestingly enough, this isn't the initial time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the preeminent 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 polite coolant.

You can pay cash for ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water added, or you can pay cash for full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being added to the engine system. Give the experts 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 specific coolant that is inconceivable to private years and models. There are countless colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, purple yellow, red, green, and orange. It is hard to do your research if you plan to shop, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Plaza Mercedes offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save now. 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 acceptable price.

Mercedes-Benz C300 Coolant Flush

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

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

What color coolant does Mercedes-Benz C300 use?

It's hard to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are commonly 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 commonly green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be positive to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your Mercedes-Benz C300, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Mercedes-Benz C300 to Plaza Motor Company or give us a call at 3145825294. Schedule service online and use one of our bountiful coolant flush coupons to save straightaway.

What kind of coolant does Mercedes-Benz C300 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 same thing. It's vital to reference your Mercedes-Benz C300 owner's manual for the unmistakable type of coolant imperative and the exact intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Mercedes-Benz C300 trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make satisfied the common coolant is used. Give Plaza Motor Company a call today!

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Mercedes-Benz C300?

Common symptoms that your Mercedes-Benz C300 needs a coolant flush are:

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

What happens if my Mercedes-Benz C300 runs out of coolant?

Your Mercedes-Benz C300 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a certain percentage variety or your Mercedes-Benz C300 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely 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 Mercedes-Benz C300 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly other level of coolant. To see the detailed amount preeminent you should always check your Mercedes-Benz C300 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Plaza Motor Company and we'll solution any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How long does Mercedes-Benz C300 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 precise information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Mercedes-Benz C300 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.

How often should you change coolant in a Mercedes-Benz C300?

Typically, you should have your Mercedes-Benz C300 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 Plaza Motor Company, we will check your fluid levels and investigate it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make satisfied it's diluted well. It's startling to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make satisfied you catch any issues before they cause perilous damage. When it comes to your Mercedes-Benz C300 engine, it's better safe than sorry.