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2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is typically 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 lower the bitter point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is immensely hard. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the major 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 suitable coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water supplemental, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being supplemental to the engine system. Give the advisors at Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield a call at 3145979489 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 definite coolant that is exceptional to distinct years and models. There are various colors of coolants to help distinguish each including purple red, yellow, green, blue, and orange. It is strict to do your research if you plan to shop, flush, or replace the coolant in your automobile. Ample models will not be imposing even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

MB of Chesterfield offers a variety 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 Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield directly at a bountiful price.

What kind of coolant does 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 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 meaningful to reference your 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 owner's manual for the diversified type of coolant essential and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make confident the reasonable coolant is used. Give Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield a call today!

How long does 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 coolant last?

How often you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are copious 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 other information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield a call at 3145979489 hastily 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 much coolant does a 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly distinctive level of coolant. To see the definite amount main you should always check your 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To impede burns, make sure your automobile engine is congenial before checking your coolant level.

What happens if my 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 runs out of coolant?

Your 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a dependable percentage mixture or your 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant altogether due to a leak or meager fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

What color coolant does 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 use?

It's necessary 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. There's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are frequently green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be hopeful to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When researching for the right coolant for your 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 to Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield or give us a call at 3145979489. Schedule service online and use one of our bountiful coolant flush coupons to save today.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350?

Common symptoms that your 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 needs a coolant flush are:

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

2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 Coolant Flush

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

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350?

Typically, you should have your 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 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 Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield, we will check your fluid levels and audit it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's exciting to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause hazardous damage. When it comes to your 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 engine, it's better safe than sorry.