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2013 Subaru Outback Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is ordinarily a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are typically 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 exceedingly crucial. This probably 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 Subaru Boise a call at 2089952310 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service consultants handle your coolant flush.

Every car manufacturer, including Subaru has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is distinct to individual years and models. There are several colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, red, purple blue, green, 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.

offers a wide range 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 Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise directly at a great price.

How much coolant does a 2013 Subaru Outback take or need?

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

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

2013 Subaru Outback Coolant Flush

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

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2013 Subaru Outback?

Normally, you should have your 2013 Subaru Outback coolant flush finished each 30,000 miles or each two years. There are certain instances where your car can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your car into Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted accurately. It's important to have this checked each 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause dramatic damage. When it comes to your 2013 Subaru Outback engine, it's better safe than sorry.

What happens if my 2013 Subaru Outback runs out of coolant?

Your 2013 Subaru Outback 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 Subaru Outback engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably damaged. If you run out of coolant absolutely due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your complete engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

What color coolant does 2013 Subaru Outback use?

It's essential to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are ordinarily 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 ordinarily green, nevertheless, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, consistently be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the correct coolant for your 2013 Subaru Outback, you need to consistently check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2013 Subaru Outback to Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise or give us a call at 2089952310. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

How long does 2013 Subaru Outback 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 suggested 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 details on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2013 Subaru Outback maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise a call at 2089952310 today and ask one of our OEM-trained technicians or advisers. You can again 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 2013 Subaru Outback?

Common symptoms that your 2013 Subaru Outback needs a coolant flush are:

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

What kind of coolant does 2013 Subaru Outback 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 always mean the same thing. It's essential to reference your 2013 Subaru Outback owner's manual for the specific type of coolant required and the specific intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service concluded. Or you can call one of our Subaru Outback factory certified service technicians for any data you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise a call today!

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