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2018 Chevrolet 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 exceedingly critical. This seemingly 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 Bill Estes Chevy Buick GMC Lebanon a call at 3178545995 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians 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 green, red, yellow, blue, purple and orange. It is essential 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.

Bill Estes Chevy Buick GMC 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 Bill Estes Chevy Buick GMC Lebanon directly at a great price.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2018 Chevrolet Silverado?

Common symptoms that your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado?

Normally, you should have your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado coolant flush completed 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 Bill Estes Chevy Buick GMC Lebanon, we will check your fluid levels and examine it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted accurately. It's crucial 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 2018 Chevrolet Silverado engine, it's better secure than sorry.

What happens if my 2018 Chevrolet Silverado runs out of coolant?

Your 2018 Chevrolet 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 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 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 entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

What color coolant does 2018 Chevrolet Silverado use?

It's essential 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. So evidently, 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, repeatedly be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the correct coolant for your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, you need to repeatedly check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado to Bill Estes Chevy Buick GMC Lebanon or give us a call at 3178545995. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

How much coolant does a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount necessary you should invariably check your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Bill Estes Chevy Buick GMC Lebanon and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What kind of coolant does 2018 Chevrolet 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 invariably mean the same thing. It's important to reference your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado owner's manual for the specific type of coolant required and the specific intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service concluded. Or you can call one of our Chevrolet Silverado factory certified service technicians for any details you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Bill Estes Chevy Buick GMC Lebanon a call today!

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Coolant Flush

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

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

How long does 2018 Chevrolet 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 essentially 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 information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Bill Estes Chevy Buick GMC Lebanon a call at 3178545995 today and ask one of our OEM-trained technicians or advisers. You can still book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.