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Volvo Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is often 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 decrease the cold point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is remarkably difficult. Interestingly enough, this isn't the earliest time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the eminent 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 intelligent coolant.

You can invest ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water added, or you can invest full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being added to the engine system. Give the experts at Volvo of Greenville a call at 8642077416 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service experts handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Volvo has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is unlikely to individual years and models. There are copious colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, red, yellow, purple green, and orange. It is hard to do your research if you plan to pay cash for, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Copious models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Volvo of Greenville offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save immediately. 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 Volvo of Greenville directly at a terrific cost.

Volvo Coolant Flush

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

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

What kind of coolant does Volvo 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 represent the same thing. It's splendid to reference your Volvo owner's manual for the unmistakable type of coolant mandatory and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Volvo trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the impartial coolant is used. Give Volvo of Greenville a call today!

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

Common symptoms that your Volvo needs a coolant flush are:

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

What happens if my Volvo runs out of coolant?

Your Volvo doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a unmistakable percentage fluctuate or your Volvo 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.

How much coolant does a Volvo take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly distinctive level of coolant. To see the specific fee vital you should always check your Volvo owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Volvo of Greenville and we'll solution any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How often should you change coolant in a Volvo?

Typically, you should have your Volvo 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 Volvo of Greenville, we will check your fluid levels and audit it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make hopeful it's diluted well. It's big to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make hopeful you catch all issues before they cause forceful damage. When it comes to your Volvo engine, it's improved safe than guilty.

What color coolant does Volvo use?

It's mandatory to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are commonly 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 commonly green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be sure to learn the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When watching for the right coolant for your Volvo, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Volvo to Volvo of Greenville or give us a call at 8642077416. Schedule service online and use one of our innumerable coolant flush coupons to save today.

How long does Volvo coolant last?

How mostly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are several 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 conspicuous information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Volvo maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Volvo of Greenville a call at 8642077416 today and ask one of our factory-trained mechanics or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.