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Nissan Maxima Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is mostly 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 cut the affable point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely important. Interestingly enough, this isn't the original time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the central ingredient in the favorite 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 legal coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water additional, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being additional 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 diversified coolant that is inconceivable to personal years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including red, green, purple yellow, blue, and orange. It is hard to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Bountiful models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

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How much coolant does a Nissan Maxima take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly back-up level of coolant. To see the specific amount useful you should always check your Nissan Maxima owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Nalley Nissan of Cumming and we'll solution any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How long does Nissan Maxima 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 clear information on what intervals your coolant needs to be interchanged, check your Nissan Maxima 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.

Nissan Maxima 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
  • Flushing the whole system thoroughly
  • Refilling the system with the careful coolant and carefully measuring the dilution percentage

What color coolant does Nissan Maxima use?

It's necessary 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 pick the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When researching for the right coolant for your Nissan Maxima, 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 Maxima 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 today.

How often should you change coolant in a Nissan Maxima?

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

What happens if my Nissan Maxima runs out of coolant?

Your Nissan Maxima doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a constitutional percentage alter or your Nissan Maxima engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely due to a leak or small 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 Maxima?

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

  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Sediment or rust will be conspicuous in the coolant
  • Coolant will typically leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • Your heater may avoid working
  • Sometimes, albeit implausible, you'll be able to smell an odd burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Your temperature gauge will read properly above innate with the engine on for disparate minutes.

What kind of coolant does Nissan Maxima use?

There are copious 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 intense to reference your Nissan Maxima owner's manual for the assorted type of coolant mandatory and the personal intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Nissan Maxima professional service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make convinced the detailed coolant is used. Give Nalley Nissan of Cumming a call today!