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Nissan Altima Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is frequently 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 cut the cold point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extraordinarily critical. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the principal 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 normal coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water distinct, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being distinct 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, incorporating Nissan has developed its own coolant or requires a precise coolant that is extraordinary to individual years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, purple yellow, green, red, and orange. It is basic 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.

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 awesome price.

What kind of coolant does 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 extraordinary to reference your Nissan Altima owner's manual for the definite type of coolant fundamental and the particular 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 sure the relevant coolant is used. Give Nalley Nissan of Cumming a call today!

How often should you change coolant in a Nissan Altima?

Typically, you should have your 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 investigate it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make positive it's diluted correctly. It's soaring to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make positive you catch any issues before they cause alarming wear and tear. When it comes to your Nissan Altima engine, it's better safe than sorry.

How long does Nissan Altima coolant last?

How constantly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are frequent 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 precise information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 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.

How much coolant does a Nissan Altima take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly various level of coolant. To see the clear sum hard you should always check your Nissan Altima owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Nalley Nissan of Cumming and we'll resolution any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What happens if my Nissan Altima runs out of coolant?

Your Nissan Altima doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a cognizant percentage mixture or your 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 Nissan Altima?

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

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

Nissan Altima Coolant Flush

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

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

What color coolant does Nissan Altima use?

It's vital 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 courageous to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 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 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 today.