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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 crisp point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is immensely crucial. Interestingly enough, this isn't the original time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the necessary 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 conducive 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 advisors at Coggin Nissan at the Avenues a call at 9047478567 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service consultants handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Nissan has developed its own coolant or requires a certain coolant that is uncommon to definitive years and models. There are copious colors of coolants to help distinguish each including red, purple yellow, green, blue, and orange. It is emotional to do your research if you plan to purchase, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Copious models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Nissan Avenues offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. To pay cash for 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 at the Avenues directly at a abundant price.

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 bring your vehicle into Coggin Nissan at the Avenues, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's fabulous to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause relentless damage. When it comes to your 2012 Nissan Altima engine, it's better safe than sorry.

How long does 2012 Nissan Altima coolant last?

How naturally 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 different information on what intervals your coolant needs to be replaced, check your 2012 Nissan Altima maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Coggin Nissan at the Avenues a call at 9047478567 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.

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 capable percentage vary 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 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:

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

2012 Nissan Altima Coolant Flush

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

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

What kind of coolant does 2012 Nissan Altima use?

There are innumerable 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 alike thing. It's hard to reference your 2012 Nissan Altima owner's manual for the precise type of coolant mandatory and the singular 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 sure the polite coolant is used. Give Coggin Nissan at the Avenues a call today!

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

Every make and model requires a slightly odd level of coolant. To see the authentic amount crucial you should always check your 2012 Nissan Altima owner's manual. Give us a call or transport your car to Coggin Nissan at the Avenues and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What color coolant does 2012 Nissan Altima use?

It's necessary to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are typically 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 typically green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be hopeful to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're 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're using the right coolant is to send your 2012 Nissan Altima to Coggin Nissan at the Avenues or give us a call at 9047478567. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save suddenly.