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Chevy Silverado Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is normally a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are generally 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 tremendously essential. This undoubtedly isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the primary 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 design 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 technicians and service experts handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Chevy 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 yellow, purple red, blue, green, and orange. It is essential 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 much coolant does a Chevy Silverado take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount required you should consistently check your Chevy Silverado owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle 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.

How long does Chevy Silverado coolant last?

How regularly 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 relatively 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 specific facts on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Chevy Silverado 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 mechanics or advisers. You can likewise book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

How often should you change coolant in a Chevy Silverado?

Normally, you should have your Chevy Silverado coolant flush concluded every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are certain instances where your car can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your car into Coggin Chevrolet at the Avenues, we will check your fluid levels and check out it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's vital to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause dramatic damage. When it comes to your Chevy Silverado engine, it's better secure than sorry.

Chevy Silverado Coolant Flush

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

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

What kind of coolant does Chevy Silverado 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 critical to reference your Chevy Silverado 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 Chevy Silverado factory certified service technicians for any data 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!

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

Common symptoms that your Chevy Silverado needs a coolant flush are:

  • Sometimes, albeit unlikely, you'll be able to smell an odd burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Your heater may stop working
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • 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
  • Unexpected grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Coolant will usually leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.

What color coolant does Chevy Silverado use?

It's vital to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are normally 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 normally green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, invariably be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the correct coolant for your Chevy Silverado, you need to invariably check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Chevy Silverado 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 Chevy Silverado runs out of coolant?

Your Chevy Silverado doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your Chevy Silverado engine parts can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably broken. If you run out of coolant completely due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your whole engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.