Please wait while the page loads...

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is mostly 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 bitter point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely difficult. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the preeminent ingredient in the enormous 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 helpful 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 veterans 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, comprising Mercedes-Benz has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are countless colors of coolants to help distinguish every including blue, green, yellow, purple red, and orange. It is accomplished to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Copious 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 hastily. 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 good price.

What happens if my 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 runs out of coolant?

Your 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a careful percentage fluctuate or your 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 engine elements can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant explicitly due to a leak or low fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

What kind of coolant does 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 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 determine the alike thing. It's miraculous to reference your 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 owner's manual for the various type of coolant imperative and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 experienced service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make hopeful the honest coolant is used. Give Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield a call today!

How long does 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 coolant last?

How frequently you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are plentiful 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 exact information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield a call at 3145979489 today 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.

What color coolant does 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 use?

It's critical to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are commonly 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 commonly green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be fearless to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250, 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 SLK 250 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.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 Coolant Flush

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

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

How much coolant does a 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly unmistakable level of coolant. To see the definite amount crucial you should always check your 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 owner's manual. Give us a call or transport your vehicle to Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield and we'll explanation each questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250?

Common symptoms that your 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 needs a coolant flush are:

  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Your heater may prohibit working
  • Sometimes, albeit improbable, 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 conspicuous in the coolant
  • Coolant will often 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 well above usual with the engine on for innumerable minutes.

How often should you change coolant in a 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250?

Typically, you should have your 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 coolant flush completed each 30,000 miles or each two years. There are some instances where your automobile can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you transport your automobile into Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make hopeful it's diluted properly. It's important to have this checked each 15,000 miles to make hopeful you catch each issues before they cause awful wear and tear. When it comes to your 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 engine, it's better safe than culpable.