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Mercedes-Benz Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is constantly 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 decrease the cold point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely cooperative. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the primary ingredient in the famous 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 honorable coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water distinctive, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being distinctive to the engine system. Give the mentors 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 car manufacturer, including Mercedes-Benz has developed its own coolant or requires a clear coolant that is unique to exact years and models. There are several colors of coolants to aid distinguish each including yellow, purple red, blue, green, and orange. It is exacting to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your car. Plentiful models will not be massive even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

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

Typically, you should have your Mercedes-Benz 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 analyze it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make fearless it's diluted properly. It's extraordinary to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make fearless you catch all issues before they cause dangerous damage. When it comes to your Mercedes-Benz engine, it's improved safe than sorry.

What kind of coolant does Mercedes-Benz 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 important to reference your Mercedes-Benz owner's manual for the clear type of coolant needed and the private intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Mercedes-Benz trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the good coolant is used. Give Plaza Motor Company a call today!

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

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

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

What color coolant does Mercedes-Benz use?

It's cogent to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are regularly 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 regularly green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be sure to pick the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your Mercedes-Benz, 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 to Plaza Motor Company or give us a call at 3145825294. Schedule service online and use one of our frequent coolant flush coupons to save today.

How long does Mercedes-Benz coolant last?

How generally 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 capable information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Mercedes-Benz maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Plaza Motor Company a call at 3145825294 instantly and ask one of our factory-trained mechanics or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

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

Your Mercedes-Benz doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a conclusive percentage alter or your Mercedes-Benz engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant altogether due to a leak or poor 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 take or need?

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

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

Mercedes-Benz Coolant Flush

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

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