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2016 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 usually half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the frigid point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceptionally troublesome. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the preeminent ingredient in the common 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 extra, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being extra 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 consultants handle your coolant flush.

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

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2016 Nissan Altima Coolant Flush

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

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

How much coolant does a 2016 Nissan Altima take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly assorted level of coolant. To see the assorted amount necessary you should always check your 2016 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 fearless your vehicle engine is charming before checking your coolant level.

How long does 2016 Nissan Altima coolant last?

How generally you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are several 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 specific information on what intervals your coolant needs to be replaced, check your 2016 Nissan Altima maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Nalley Nissan of Cumming a call at 7706290287 straightaway 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 often should you change coolant in a 2016 Nissan Altima?

Typically, you should have your 2016 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 diagnose it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's adequate to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause adequate break. When it comes to your 2016 Nissan Altima engine, it's better safe than apologetic.

What happens if my 2016 Nissan Altima runs out of coolant?

Your 2016 Nissan Altima doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a dependable percentage range or your 2016 Nissan Altima 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 entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2016 Nissan Altima?

Common symptoms that your 2016 Nissan Altima needs a coolant flush are:

  • Sediment or rust will be detectable in the coolant
  • Your temperature gauge will read perfectly above favored with the engine on for a few minutes.
  • Sometimes, albeit improbable, you'll be able to smell an different burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Your heater may stop working
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Coolant will mostly leak out when the engine is functioning. Check the ground when you park.

What kind of coolant does 2016 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 mean the same thing. It's imposing to reference your 2016 Nissan Altima owner's manual for the discernable type of coolant basic and the precise intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Nissan Altima skilled service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make confident the good coolant is used. Give Nalley Nissan of Cumming a call today!

What color coolant does 2016 Nissan Altima use?

It's essential to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are frequently 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 frequently 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 2016 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 2016 Nissan Altima to Nalley Nissan of Cumming or give us a call at 7706290287. Schedule service online and use one of our copious coolant flush coupons to save now.