2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 Coolant

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2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is normally 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 freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is very vital. This seemingly isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the predominant 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 mixed to design the proper 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 Larry H. Miller Mercedes-Benz Draper a call at 3854255461 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 distinct to individual years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including purple blue, green, yellow, red, and orange. It is crucial to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

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What color coolant does 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 use?

It's crucial to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are normally orange, yellow, red or purple, Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT) coolants are orange and yellow. So evidently, there's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are normally green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, invariably be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the correct coolant for your 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250, you need to invariably check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 to Larry H. Miller Mercedes-Benz Draper or give us a call at 3854255461. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

What happens if my 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 runs out of coolant?

Your 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably broken. If you run out of coolant utterly due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your whole engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

How long does 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 coolant last?

How usually you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many types of coolants. Up until the mid-1990s there was virtually 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 data on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Larry H. Miller Mercedes-Benz Draper a call at 3854255461 today and ask one of our OEM-trained mechanics or advisers. You can again book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

How much coolant does a 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount needed you should regularly check your 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Larry H. Miller Mercedes-Benz Draper and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avoid burns, make sure your car engine is cool before checking your coolant level.

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 Coolant Flush

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

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

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250?

Common symptoms that your 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250?

Normally, you should have your 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 coolant flush completed every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are certain instances where your vehicle can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your vehicle into Larry H. Miller Mercedes-Benz Draper, we will check your fluid levels and check out it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted perfectly. It's essential to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause dramatic damage. When it comes to your 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 engine, it's better secure than sorry.

What kind of coolant does 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 use?

There are many types and colors of coolant from inorganic to organic to hybrid. To make things even more bewildering, the color of the coolant doesn't invariably mean the same thing. It's vital to reference your 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 owner's manual for the specific type of coolant required and the specific intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service finished. Or you can call one of our Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 factory certified service mechanics for any advice you need. We can again schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Larry H. Miller Mercedes-Benz Draper a call today!

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