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2012 VW Passat Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is generally a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are mostly half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the cold point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is tremendously rigorous. Interestingly enough, this isn't the original time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the large ingredient in the long-established 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 current 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 veterans at Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta a call at 7706299081 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every car manufacturer, including VW has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is unique to private years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish any including blue, green, purple red, yellow, and orange. It is hard to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your car. Many models will not be detectable even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Volkswagen Alpharetta offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to assist you save now. 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 Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta directly at a good price.

How much coolant does a 2012 VW Passat take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly chance level of coolant. To see the exact amount needed you should always check your 2012 VW Passat owner's manual. Give us a call or deliver your automobile to Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What kind of coolant does 2012 VW Passat use?

There are bountiful 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 basic to reference your 2012 VW Passat owner's manual for the definite type of coolant imperative and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our VW Passat trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make hopeful the correct coolant is used. Give Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta a call today!

What color coolant does 2012 VW Passat use?

It's alluring 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 courageous to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When browsing for the right coolant for your 2012 VW Passat, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2012 VW Passat to Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta or give us a call at 7706299081. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2012 VW Passat?

Common symptoms that your 2012 VW Passat needs a coolant flush are:

  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Coolant will naturally leak out when the engine is functioning. Check the ground when you park.
  • Your heater may stop working
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Sediment or rust will be visible in the coolant
  • Your temperature gauge will read well above natural with the engine on for a few minutes.
  • Sometimes, albeit inconceivable, you'll be capable to smell an odd burning odor coming from under the hood.

How long does 2012 VW Passat coolant last?

How mostly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are ample 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 disparate information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2012 VW Passat maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta a call at 7706299081 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.

2012 VW Passat Coolant Flush

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

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2012 VW Passat?

Typically, you should have your 2012 VW Passat 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 Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted accurately. It's soaring to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause hazardous break. When it comes to your 2012 VW Passat engine, it's better safe than sorry.

What happens if my 2012 VW Passat runs out of coolant?

Your 2012 VW Passat doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a lawful percentage assortment or your 2012 VW Passat engine parts can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant altogether 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.