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Ford 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 ordinarily 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 vital. This seemingly isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the predominant 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 construct 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 Coggin Automotive Group a call at 9042041611 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every car manufacturer, including Ford has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, green, blue, red, purple and orange. It is essential 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.

Coggin Auto 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 Coggin Automotive Group directly at a great price.

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

Common symptoms that your Ford needs a coolant flush are:

  • Unexpected grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Sediment or rust will be visible in the coolant
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Your temperature gauge will read far above normal with the engine on for a few minutes.
  • Coolant will usually leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • Your heater may stop working
  • 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

What color coolant does Ford use?

It's vital to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are ordinarily 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 ordinarily green, yet, 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 utilizing. When looking for the correct coolant for your Ford, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are utilizing the right coolant is to send your Ford to Coggin Automotive Group or give us a call at 9042041611. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

How long does Ford coolant last?

How often 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 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 details on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Ford maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Coggin Automotive Group a call at 9042041611 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 Ford?

Normally, you should have your Ford coolant flush concluded 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 Coggin Automotive Group, 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 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 Ford engine, it's better secure than sorry.

How much coolant does a Ford take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount needed you should constantly check your Ford owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Coggin Automotive Group 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.

Ford Coolant Flush

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

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

What happens if my Ford runs out of coolant?

Your Ford doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your Ford engine parts can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably damaged. If you run out of coolant utterly due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your complete engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

What kind of coolant does Ford 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 repeatedly mean the same thing. It's vital to reference your Ford owner's manual for the specific type of coolant necessary and the specific intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service finished. Or you can call one of our Ford factory certified service technicians for any data you need. We can still schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Coggin Automotive Group a call today!

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