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2017 Ford F-150 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 reduce the brisk point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceptionally mandatory. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the principal ingredient in the common 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 fair coolant.

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

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Ford has developed its own coolant or requires a precise coolant that is uncommon to private years and models. There are many colors of coolants to aid distinguish each including yellow, purple green, blue, red, and orange. It is necessary to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your automobile. Many models will not be applicable 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 appropriate cost.

How often should you change coolant in a 2017 Ford F-150?

Typically, you should have your 2017 Ford F-150 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 David McDavid Ford, we will check your fluid levels and scan it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make positive it's diluted accurately. It's important to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make positive you catch each issues before they cause unsafe damage. When it comes to your 2017 Ford F-150 engine, it's better safe than contrite.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2017 Ford F-150?

Common symptoms that your 2017 Ford F-150 needs a coolant flush are:

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

2017 Ford F-150 Coolant Flush

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

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

What happens if my 2017 Ford F-150 runs out of coolant?

Your 2017 Ford F-150 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a precise percentage range or your 2017 Ford F-150 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely 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.

How much coolant does a 2017 Ford F-150 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly diverse level of coolant. To see the exact sum imperative you should always check your 2017 Ford F-150 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to David McDavid Ford and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What kind of coolant does 2017 Ford F-150 use?

There are plentiful 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 select the same thing. It's vital to reference your 2017 Ford F-150 owner's manual for the specific type of coolant essential and the peculiar intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ford F-150 trained service technicians for all information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make satisfied the tremendous coolant is used. Give David McDavid Ford a call today!

How long does 2017 Ford F-150 coolant last?

How mostly 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 specific information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2017 Ford F-150 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.

What color coolant does 2017 Ford F-150 use?

It's difficult 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 satisfied to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When watching for the right coolant for your 2017 Ford F-150, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2017 Ford F-150 to David McDavid Ford or give us a call at 8174207990. Schedule service online and use one of our copious coolant flush coupons to save today.