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2018 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 commonly half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the cool point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is immensely crucial. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the fundamental 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 apt 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 mechanics and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, incorporating Nissan has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is occasional to diversified years and models. There are several colors of coolants to aid distinguish each including red, purple green, blue, yellow, and orange. It is critical to do your research if you plan to browse, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be exciting even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Nissan Atlantic offers a collection of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. To shop each of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still pay cash for coolant or antifreeze from Coggin Nissan on Atlantic directly at a towering price.

How much coolant does a 2018 Nissan Altima take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly distinctive level of coolant. To see the careful payment necessary you should always check your 2018 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 bold your car engine is cold before checking your coolant level.

How often should you change coolant in a 2018 Nissan Altima?

Typically, you should have your 2018 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 inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted accurately. It's glad to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause scrupulous wear and tear. When it comes to your 2018 Nissan Altima engine, it's better safe than touched.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2018 Nissan Altima?

Common symptoms that your 2018 Nissan Altima needs a coolant flush are:

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

What happens if my 2018 Nissan Altima runs out of coolant?

Your 2018 Nissan Altima doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a reasonable percentage range or your 2018 Nissan Altima engine components can start to rust, damage, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant altogether due to a leak or low fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

How long does 2018 Nissan Altima coolant last?

How naturally you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are copious 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 2018 Nissan Altima maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Coggin Nissan on Atlantic a call at 9047473915 now 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.

What color coolant does 2018 Nissan Altima use?

It's efficient 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 sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2018 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 2018 Nissan Altima to Coggin Nissan on Atlantic or give us a call at 9047473915. Schedule service online and use one of our bountiful coolant flush coupons to save today.

2018 Nissan Altima Coolant Flush

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

  • Adding a cleaner compound to get rid of sediment, particles, 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 2018 Nissan Altima use?

There are several 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 serious to reference your 2018 Nissan Altima owner's manual for the definitive type of coolant mandatory and the disparate intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Nissan Altima professional service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make satisfied the conscious coolant is used. Give Coggin Nissan on Atlantic a call today!