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CHEVROLET Tahoe 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 usually half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely important. This probably isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the prime 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 mixed to create the proper 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 Chevrolet at the Avenues a call at 9045745317 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service experts handle your coolant flush.

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

Coggin Chevy offers a wide range of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. To shop 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 Chevrolet at the Avenues directly at a great price.

How often should you change coolant in a CHEVROLET Tahoe?

Normally, you should have your CHEVROLET Tahoe coolant flush concluded each 30,000 miles or each two years. There are certain instances where your vehicle can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your vehicle into Coggin Chevrolet 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 perfectly. It's essential to have this checked each 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause dramatic damage. When it comes to your CHEVROLET Tahoe engine, it's better safe than sorry.

How long does CHEVROLET Tahoe coolant last?

How usually you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many types of coolants. Up until the mid-1990s there was virtually 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 advised 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 specific details on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your CHEVROLET Tahoe maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Coggin Chevrolet at the Avenues a call at 9045745317 today and ask one of our OEM-trained technicians or advisers. You can likewise 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 Tahoe?

Common symptoms that your CHEVROLET Tahoe needs a coolant flush are:

  • Your heater may stop working
  • Your temperature gauge will read far above normal with the engine on for a few minutes.
  • Sediment or rust will be visible in the coolant
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Coolant will normally leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • Unexpected 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.

How much coolant does a CHEVROLET Tahoe take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount needed you should regularly check your CHEVROLET Tahoe owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Coggin Chevrolet at the Avenues and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avoid burns, make sure your car engine is cool before checking your coolant level.

What kind of coolant does CHEVROLET Tahoe 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 invariably mean the same thing. It's crucial to reference your CHEVROLET Tahoe owner's manual for the specific type of coolant needed and the specific intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our CHEVROLET Tahoe factory certified service mechanics for any information you need. We can still schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Coggin Chevrolet at the Avenues a call today!

CHEVROLET Tahoe Coolant Flush

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

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

What color coolant does CHEVROLET Tahoe use?

It's essential 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. So evidently, there's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are ordinarily green, nevertheless, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, repeatedly be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the correct coolant for your CHEVROLET Tahoe, you need to repeatedly check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your CHEVROLET Tahoe to Coggin Chevrolet at the Avenues or give us a call at 9045745317. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

What happens if my CHEVROLET Tahoe runs out of coolant?

Your CHEVROLET Tahoe doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your CHEVROLET Tahoe engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably damaged. If you run out of coolant absolutely due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your complete engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.