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Chevy Equinox 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 generally half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceptionally important. This probably 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 mixed to design the proper coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water added, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being added to the engine system. Give the experts at Bill Estes Chevy Indianapolis a call at 3176435230 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Chevy has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is distinct to individual years and models. There are several colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, purple green, yellow, red, and orange. It is essential to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your car. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Bill Estes Chevy offers a wide range 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 Bill Estes Chevy Indianapolis directly at a great price.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Chevy Equinox?

Common symptoms that your Chevy Equinox needs a coolant flush are:

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

How much coolant does a Chevy Equinox take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount required you should regularly check your Chevy Equinox owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Bill Estes Chevy Indianapolis and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

Chevy Equinox 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
  • Replenishing the system with the appropriate coolant and carefully measuring the dilution percentage
  • Flushing the complete system thoroughly

What color coolant does Chevy Equinox use?

It's crucial 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. So evidently, 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, repeatedly be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're utilizing. When looking for the correct coolant for your Chevy Equinox, you need to repeatedly check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are utilizing the right coolant is to send your Chevy Equinox to Bill Estes Chevy Indianapolis or give us a call at 3176435230. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

How long does Chevy Equinox coolant last?

How frequently you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many types of coolants. Up until the mid-1990s there was virtually 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 specific facts on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Chevy Equinox maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Bill Estes Chevy Indianapolis a call at 3176435230 today and ask one of our OEM-trained technicians or advisers. You can likewise book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

How often should you change coolant in a Chevy Equinox?

Normally, you should have your Chevy Equinox coolant flush completed each 30,000 miles or each two years. There are certain instances where your vehicle can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your vehicle into Bill Estes Chevy Indianapolis, 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 essential to have this checked each 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause dramatic damage. When it comes to your Chevy Equinox engine, it's better secure than sorry.

What kind of coolant does Chevy Equinox 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 constantly mean the same thing. It's critical to reference your Chevy Equinox owner's manual for the specific type of coolant necessary and the specific intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Chevy Equinox factory certified service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Bill Estes Chevy Indianapolis a call today!

What happens if my Chevy Equinox runs out of coolant?

Your Chevy Equinox doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your Chevy Equinox engine parts can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably broken. If you run out of coolant completely 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.