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2017 Ford Explorer Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is naturally a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are generally half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the affectionate point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceptionally hard. Interestingly enough, this isn't the initial time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the principal 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 combined to create the definite coolant.

You can invest ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water extra, or you can invest full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being extra to the engine system. Give the advisors at David McDavid Ford a call at 8174207990 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

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

McDavid Ford 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 David McDavid Ford directly at a amazing price.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2017 Ford Explorer?

Common symptoms that your 2017 Ford Explorer needs a coolant flush are:

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

What color coolant does 2017 Ford Explorer use?

It's main 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 positive to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When researching for the right coolant for your 2017 Ford Explorer, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you're using the right coolant is to send your 2017 Ford Explorer to David McDavid Ford or give us a call at 8174207990. Schedule service online and use one of our frequent coolant flush coupons to save now.

How often should you change coolant in a 2017 Ford Explorer?

Typically, you should have your 2017 Ford Explorer coolant flush completed every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are some instances where your car can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your car into David McDavid Ford, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's critical to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause important damage. When it comes to your 2017 Ford Explorer engine, it's better safe than sorry.

What happens if my 2017 Ford Explorer runs out of coolant?

Your 2017 Ford Explorer doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a crucial percentage range or your 2017 Ford Explorer engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant completely 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.

What kind of coolant does 2017 Ford Explorer use?

There are copious 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 2017 Ford Explorer owner's manual for the definite 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 Ford Explorer trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make positive the exact coolant is used. Give David McDavid Ford a call today!

2017 Ford Explorer Coolant Flush

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

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

How long does 2017 Ford Explorer 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. 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 singular information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2017 Ford Explorer maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give David McDavid Ford a call at 8174207990 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 much coolant does a 2017 Ford Explorer take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly different level of coolant. To see the authentic payment basic you should always check your 2017 Ford Explorer owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to David McDavid Ford and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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