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Honda Insight Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is often 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 cut the chilled point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is tremendously essential. Interestingly enough, this isn't the original time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the essential 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 decent 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 experts at Coggin Honda Saint Augustine a call at 9047478228 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, consisting Honda has developed its own coolant or requires a conclusive coolant that is unique to different years and models. There are countless colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, purple blue, green, red, and orange. It is fundamental to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your car. Frequent models will not be correct even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

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What kind of coolant does Honda Insight 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 recommend the same thing. It's curious to reference your Honda Insight owner's manual for the definitive type of coolant mandatory and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Honda Insight trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the reasonable coolant is used. Give Coggin Honda Saint Augustine a call today!

How long does Honda Insight coolant last?

How regularly 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 disparate information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Honda Insight maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Coggin Honda Saint Augustine a call at 9047478228 today and ask one of our factory-trained mechanics or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

Honda Insight Coolant Flush

A coolant flush or cooling system service consists of three decisive 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 color coolant does Honda Insight use?

It's fabulous 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 looking for the right coolant for your Honda Insight, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Honda Insight to Coggin Honda Saint Augustine or give us a call at 9047478228. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save immediately.

How often should you change coolant in a Honda Insight?

Typically, you should have your Honda Insight 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 Coggin Honda Saint Augustine, we will check your fluid levels and audit it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make confident it's diluted accurately. It's extraordinary to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make confident you catch any issues before they cause effective damage. When it comes to your Honda Insight engine, it's better coherent than apologetic.

What happens if my Honda Insight runs out of coolant?

Your Honda Insight doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a definite percentage range or your Honda Insight engine components can start to rust, damage, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant fully due to a leak or correct fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Honda Insight?

Common symptoms that your Honda Insight needs a coolant flush are:

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

How much coolant does a Honda Insight take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly supplemental level of coolant. To see the definitive amount meaningful you should always check your Honda Insight owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Coggin Honda Saint Augustine and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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