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Chevrolet Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is frequently a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are frequently half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the congenial point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely troublesome. Interestingly enough, this isn't the earliest time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the extensive ingredient in the common 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 acceptable 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 experts at Nalley Chevrolet a call at 7707637942 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service mentors handle your coolant flush.

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

Nalley Chevrolet offers a assortment 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 Nalley Chevrolet directly at a exceptional cost.

Chevrolet Coolant Flush

A coolant flush or cooling system service consists of three best 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

How long does Chevrolet coolant last?

How constantly 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 various information on what intervals your coolant needs to be replaced, check your Chevrolet maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Nalley Chevrolet a call at 7707637942 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.

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

Common symptoms that your Chevrolet needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a Chevrolet?

Typically, you should have your Chevrolet 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 Nalley Chevrolet, 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 paramount to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause precarious damage. When it comes to your Chevrolet engine, it's better safe than apologetic.

What kind of coolant does Chevrolet 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 mean the alike thing. It's cheerful to reference your Chevrolet owner's manual for the definite type of coolant needed and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Chevrolet effective service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the bizarre coolant is used. Give Nalley Chevrolet a call today!

What color coolant does Chevrolet use?

It's imperative 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 Chevrolet, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Chevrolet to Nalley Chevrolet or give us a call at 7707637942. Schedule service online and use one of our innumerable coolant flush coupons to save immediately.

What happens if my Chevrolet runs out of coolant?

Your Chevrolet doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a broad percentage mixture or your Chevrolet engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant completely 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 much coolant does a Chevrolet take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly other level of coolant. To see the accurate amount positive you should always check your Chevrolet owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Nalley Chevrolet and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avert burns, make fearless your vehicle engine is chilly before checking your coolant level.