2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 Coolant

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2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is ordinarily 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 remarkably critical. This undoubtedly isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the predominant 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 construct 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 Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Murray a call at 3854856856 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Chevy has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, green, yellow, red, purple and orange. It is important 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.

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 Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Murray directly at a great price.

How often should you change coolant in a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500?

Normally, you should have your 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 coolant flush finished 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 Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Murray, we will check your fluid levels and examine it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted perfectly. It's critical 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 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 engine, it's better safe than sorry.

What happens if my 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 runs out of coolant?

Your 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 engine parts 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.

How long does 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 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 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 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Murray a call at 3854856856 today and ask one of our OEM-trained technicians or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

What color coolant does 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 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, yet, 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 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500, you need to invariably check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 to Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Murray or give us a call at 3854856856. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

How much coolant does a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount needed you should repeatedly check your 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Murray 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.

2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 Coolant Flush

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

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

What kind of coolant does 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 use?

There are many types and colors of coolant from inorganic to organic to hybrid. To make things even more disconcerting, the color of the coolant doesn't repeatedly mean the same thing. It's critical to reference your 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 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 2500 factory certified service mechanics for any details you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Murray a call today!

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500?

Common symptoms that your 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 needs a coolant flush are:

  • Sometimes, albeit unlikely, you'll be able to smell an odd burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Sediment or rust will be visible in the coolant
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Your heater may stop working
  • Coolant will ordinarily 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.
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Unexpected grinding noises can come from the engine

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