2013 Ford Flex Coolant

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2013 Ford Flex 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 typically 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 immensely essential. This undoubtedly 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 develop 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 Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood a call at 7207042911 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service experts handle your coolant flush.

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

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What kind of coolant does 2013 Ford Flex use?

There are many types and colors of coolant from inorganic to organic to hybrid. To make things even more puzzling, the color of the coolant doesn't invariably mean the same thing. It's important to reference your 2013 Ford Flex 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 Ford Flex factory certified service mechanics for any information you need. We can likewise schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood a call today!

What happens if my 2013 Ford Flex runs out of coolant?

Your 2013 Ford Flex doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your 2013 Ford Flex engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely 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 do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2013 Ford Flex?

Common symptoms that your 2013 Ford Flex needs a coolant flush are:

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

How long does 2013 Ford Flex coolant last?

How regularly 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 essentially 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 advised 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 details on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2013 Ford Flex maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood a call at 7207042911 today and ask one of our OEM-trained technicians or advisers. You can again book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

How often should you change coolant in a 2013 Ford Flex?

Normally, you should have your 2013 Ford Flex coolant flush finished 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 Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood, we will check your fluid levels and check out it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's critical 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 2013 Ford Flex engine, it's better secure than sorry.

What color coolant does 2013 Ford Flex use?

It's crucial 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. So evidently, there's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are frequently green, yet, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, invariably be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the correct coolant for your 2013 Ford Flex, you need to invariably check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2013 Ford Flex to Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood or give us a call at 7207042911. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

How much coolant does a 2013 Ford Flex take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount necessary you should invariably check your 2013 Ford Flex owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

2013 Ford Flex Coolant Flush

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

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