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2018 Nissan Altima Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is generally 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 fast point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely bold. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the essential 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 constitutional coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water extra, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being extra 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 technicians and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

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

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What kind of coolant does 2018 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 same thing. It's crucial to reference your 2018 Nissan Altima owner's manual for the careful 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 all information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the small coolant is used. Give Coggin Nissan at the Avenues a call today!

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 exact sum central you should always check your 2018 Nissan Altima owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Coggin Nissan at the Avenues and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avert burns, make convinced your vehicle engine is amiable 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 at the Avenues, we will check your fluid levels and diagnose it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's critical 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 2018 Nissan Altima engine, it's better safe than liable.

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:

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

What color coolant does 2018 Nissan Altima use?

It's dangerous 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 confident to find out the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When considering 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 at the Avenues or give us a call at 9047478567. Schedule service online and use one of our bountiful coolant flush coupons to save immediately.

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 certain percentage differ or your 2018 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.

2018 Nissan Altima Coolant Flush

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

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

How long does 2018 Nissan Altima coolant last?

How typically 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 careful 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 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.