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MINI Convertible 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 lower the fast point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is highly stern. Interestingly enough, this isn't the original time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the historic 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 good coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water supplemental, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being supplemental to the engine system. Give the advisors at Crown MINI of Richmond a call at 8042078385 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including MINI has developed its own coolant or requires a decisive coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are plentiful colors of coolants to help distinguish all including red, blue, yellow, purple green, and orange. It is rigorous to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Countless models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Crown MINI 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 Crown MINI of Richmond directly at a nice price.

MINI Convertible Coolant Flush

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

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

What color coolant does MINI Convertible use?

It's colossal to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are generally 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 generally 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 MINI Convertible, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you're using the right coolant is to send your MINI Convertible to Crown MINI of Richmond or give us a call at 8042078385. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

What kind of coolant does MINI Convertible use?

There are frequent 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 equal thing. It's needed to reference your MINI Convertible owner's manual for the unmistakable type of coolant needed and the private intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our MINI Convertible trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make hopeful the honest coolant is used. Give Crown MINI of Richmond a call today!

What happens if my MINI Convertible runs out of coolant?

Your MINI Convertible doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a fearless percentage collection or your MINI Convertible engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant solely 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 MINI Convertible 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 distinct information on what intervals your coolant needs to be replaced, check your MINI Convertible maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Crown MINI of Richmond a call at 8042078385 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 MINI Convertible?

Common symptoms that your MINI Convertible needs a coolant flush are:

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

How much coolant does a MINI Convertible take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly assorted level of coolant. To see the definitive deposit essential you should always check your MINI Convertible owner's manual. Give us a call or deliver your vehicle to Crown MINI of Richmond and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How often should you change coolant in a MINI Convertible?

Typically, you should have your MINI Convertible 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 transport your vehicle into Crown MINI of Richmond, 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 intense to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make fearless you catch any issues before they cause unhealthy damage. When it comes to your MINI Convertible engine, it's better safe than culpable.