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Nissan Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is typically 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 decrease the frigid 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 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 definite 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 advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Nissan has developed its own coolant or requires a decisive coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are innumerable colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, green, purple blue, red, and orange. It is crucial 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 vary 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 purchase coolant or antifreeze from Coggin Nissan on Atlantic directly at a tremendous price.

What kind of coolant does Nissan use?

There are countless 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 remarkable to reference your Nissan owner's manual for the exact 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 professional service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the awesome coolant is used. Give Coggin Nissan on Atlantic a call today!

Nissan 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 fitting coolant and carefully measuring the dilution percentage

What happens if my Nissan runs out of coolant?

Your Nissan doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a actual percentage collection or your Nissan engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant completely due to a leak or scanty fluid levels, your total engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

How much coolant does a Nissan take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly diversified level of coolant. To see the detailed amount mandatory you should always check your Nissan 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 prevent burns, make sure your vehicle engine is agreeable before checking your coolant level.

How long does Nissan 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 changed, check your Nissan 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 mechanics or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

What color coolant does Nissan use?

It's extraordinary to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are ordinarily 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 ordinarily green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be fearless to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When glancing for the right coolant for your Nissan, 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 to Coggin Nissan on Atlantic or give us a call at 9047473915. Schedule service online and use one of our frequent coolant flush coupons to save today.

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

Common symptoms that your Nissan needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a Nissan?

Typically, you should have your Nissan 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 observe it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted properly. It's divergent to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause critical damage. When it comes to your Nissan engine, it's better reliable than sorry.