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2012 Nissan Altima Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is commonly 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 cold point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is highly difficult. Interestingly enough, this isn't the earliest time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the big ingredient in the popular 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 acceptable 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 Coggin Nissan on Atlantic a call at 9047473915 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service veterans handle your coolant flush.

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

Nissan Atlantic 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 Coggin Nissan on Atlantic directly at a heavy estimate.

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 mean the equal thing. It's tall to reference your 2012 Nissan Altima owner's manual for the pronounced type of coolant crucial 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 correct coolant is used. Give Coggin Nissan on Atlantic a call today!

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 substantial percentage collection or your 2012 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 poor fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

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 deliver your vehicle into Coggin Nissan on Atlantic, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make fearless it's diluted perfectly. It's splendid to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make fearless you catch all issues before they cause relentless damage. When it comes to your 2012 Nissan Altima engine, it's better safe than liable.

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:

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

2012 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
  • Refilling the system with the great coolant and carefully measuring the dilution percentage
  • Flushing the entire system thoroughly

What color coolant does 2012 Nissan Altima use?

It's hard 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 find out the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you are 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 Coggin Nissan on Atlantic or give us a call at 9047473915. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

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

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

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

How long does 2012 Nissan Altima coolant last?

How often you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are bountiful 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 definite information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2012 Nissan Altima maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Coggin Nissan on Atlantic a call at 9047473915 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.