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2013 Nissan Altima Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is consistently 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 extremely crucial. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the acclaimed 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 fitting 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 consultants at Coggin Nissan on Atlantic a call at 9047473915 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 detailed coolant that is unique to assorted years and models. There are many colors of coolants to assist distinguish each including green, yellow, blue, red, purple and orange. It is strict to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be apt 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 gorgeous rate.

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:

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

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 vehicle can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your vehicle into Coggin Nissan on Atlantic, we will check your fluid levels and analyze it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted accurately. It's extraordinary to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause risky damage. When it comes to your 2013 Nissan Altima engine, it's better safe than sorry.

What color coolant does 2013 Nissan Altima use?

It's imperative to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are commonly 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 commonly 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 glancing 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 Coggin Nissan on Atlantic or give us a call at 9047473915. Schedule service online and use one of our innumerable coolant flush coupons to save today.

How long does 2013 Nissan Altima coolant last?

How normally 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 definitive information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2013 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.

2013 Nissan Altima Coolant Flush

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

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

What kind of coolant does 2013 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 imply the same thing. It's basic to reference your 2013 Nissan Altima owner's manual for the unmistakable type of coolant needed and the personal intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Nissan Altima trained service technicians for each information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make confident the honorable coolant is used. Give Coggin Nissan on Atlantic a call today!

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 conclusive amount needed you should always check your 2013 Nissan Altima owner's manual. Give us a call or transport your vehicle to Coggin Nissan on Atlantic and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

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