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Mercedes-Benz Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is commonly 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 decrease the freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is highly crucial. Interestingly enough, this isn't the initial time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the essential ingredient in the known 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 correct coolant.

You can invest ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water added, or you can invest full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being added to the engine system. Give the mentors 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 car manufacturer, including Mercedes-Benz has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are bountiful colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, purple blue, green, red, and orange. It is laborious to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your automobile. Plentiful models will not be compatible 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 marvelous price.

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

Every make and model requires a slightly distinct level of coolant. To see the definitive amount innate you should always check your Mercedes-Benz owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What color coolant does Mercedes-Benz use?

It's profound 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. 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, always be courageous to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When browsing for the right coolant for your Mercedes-Benz, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Mercedes-Benz to Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield or give us a call at 3145979489. Schedule service online and use one of our copious coolant flush coupons to save today.

What kind of coolant does Mercedes-Benz 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 represent the same thing. It's important to reference your Mercedes-Benz owner's manual for the peculiar type of coolant basic and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Mercedes-Benz direct service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the accurate coolant is used. Give Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield a call today!

How long does Mercedes-Benz coolant last?

How normally you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many 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 private information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Mercedes-Benz 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.

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

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

  • Sediment or rust will be accessible in the coolant
  • Coolant will typically leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Sometimes, albeit inconceivable, you'll be strong to smell an different burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Your temperature gauge will read perfectly above handy with the engine on for a few minutes.
  • Your heater may stop working

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

Typically, you should have your Mercedes-Benz 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 diagnose it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make fearless it's diluted correctly. It's threatening to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make fearless you catch any issues before they cause unsafe break. When it comes to your Mercedes-Benz engine, it's better safe than liable.

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

Your Mercedes-Benz doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a consistent percentage range or your Mercedes-Benz engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant exclusively 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.

Mercedes-Benz Coolant Flush

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

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