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2013 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 commonly half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to reduce the brisk point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely crucial. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the central ingredient in the old 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 constitutional 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 veterans 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, incorporating Nissan has developed its own coolant or requires a factual coolant that is uncommon to conclusive years and models. There are many colors of coolants to aid distinguish any including green, purple red, yellow, blue, and orange. It is stern to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Innumerable models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Nissan Cumming 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 Nalley Nissan of Cumming directly at a substantial price.

What happens if my 2013 Nissan Altima runs out of coolant?

Your 2013 Nissan Altima doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a attentive percentage variety or your 2013 Nissan Altima engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely due to a leak or scanty fluid levels, your whole engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

How much coolant does a 2013 Nissan Altima take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly different level of coolant. To see the authentic amount essential you should always check your 2013 Nissan Altima owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Nalley Nissan of Cumming and we'll solution each questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What kind of coolant does 2013 Nissan Altima use?

There are grand 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 scrupulous to reference your 2013 Nissan Altima owner's manual for the definite type of coolant fundamental and the personal intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Nissan Altima professional service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the suitable coolant is used. Give Nalley Nissan of Cumming a call today!

How often should you change coolant in a 2013 Nissan Altima?

Typically, you should have your 2013 Nissan Altima coolant flush completed every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are some instances where your car can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your car 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 fearless it's diluted correctly. It's notable to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make fearless you catch any issues before they cause dangerous damage. When it comes to your 2013 Nissan Altima engine, it's better dependable than culpable.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2013 Nissan Altima?

Common symptoms that your 2013 Nissan Altima needs a coolant flush are:

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

2013 Nissan Altima Coolant Flush

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

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

How long does 2013 Nissan Altima 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 authentic information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2013 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.

What color coolant does 2013 Nissan Altima use?

It's meaningful 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 sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2013 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 2013 Nissan Altima to Nalley Nissan of Cumming or give us a call at 7706290287. Schedule service online and use one of our bountiful coolant flush coupons to save expeditiously.