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2012 Nissan Altima 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 frequently half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to reduce the fast point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extraordinarily intense. Interestingly enough, this isn't the earliest time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the central ingredient in the famous 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 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 Nalley Nissan of Cumming a call at 7706290287 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

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

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How much coolant does a 2012 Nissan Altima take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly explicit level of coolant. To see the definite amount giant you should always check your 2012 Nissan Altima owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Nalley Nissan of Cumming and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2012 Nissan Altima?

Typically, you should have your 2012 Nissan Altima 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 Nalley Nissan of Cumming, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make courageous it's diluted accurately. It's necessary to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make courageous you catch any issues before they cause risky damage. When it comes to your 2012 Nissan Altima engine, it's better able than sorry.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2012 Nissan Altima?

Common symptoms that your 2012 Nissan Altima needs a coolant flush are:

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

What happens if my 2012 Nissan Altima runs out of coolant?

Your 2012 Nissan Altima doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a certain percentage differ or your 2012 Nissan Altima engine parts can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant certainly due to a leak or miniature fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

What kind of coolant does 2012 Nissan Altima 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 represent the same thing. It's decisive to reference your 2012 Nissan Altima owner's manual for the other type of coolant basic and the singular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Nissan Altima trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make courageous the honorable coolant is used. Give Nalley Nissan of Cumming a call today!

2012 Nissan Altima Coolant Flush

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

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

What color coolant does 2012 Nissan Altima use?

It's numerous 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 hopeful to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2012 Nissan Altima, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2012 Nissan Altima to Nalley Nissan of Cumming or give us a call at 7706290287. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save now.

How long does 2012 Nissan Altima coolant last?

How constantly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are countless 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 assorted information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2012 Nissan Altima maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Nalley Nissan of Cumming a call at 7706290287 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.