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VW Golf Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is mostly 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 extremely important. Interestingly enough, this 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 combined to create the noble coolant.

You can pay cash for ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water further, or you can pay cash for full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being further to the engine system. Give the experts 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 vehicle manufacturer, including Volkswagen has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is uncommon to explicit years and models. There are many colors of coolants to aid distinguish each including green, purple red, blue, yellow, and orange. It is laborious to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Exceptional models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Volkswagen Alpharetta offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save rapidly. 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 rangy value.

How much coolant does a VW Golf take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly different level of coolant. To see the precise amount crucial you should always check your Volkswagen Golf owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta and we'll answer all questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What color coolant does VW Golf use?

It's needed to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are frequently 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 frequently green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When studying for the right coolant for your Volkswagen Golf, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your VW Golf to Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta or give us a call at 7706299081. Schedule service online and use one of our countless coolant flush coupons to save today.

How often should you change coolant in a VW Golf?

Typically, you should have your Volkswagen Golf 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 properly. It's troublesome to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause critical damage. When it comes to your VW Golf engine, it's phenomenal persistent than sorry.

What kind of coolant does VW Golf use?

There are plentiful 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 equal thing. It's relentless to reference your VW Golf owner's manual for the definitive type of coolant necessary and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our VW Golf trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the factual coolant is used. Give Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta a call today!

What happens if my VW Golf runs out of coolant?

Your Volkswagen Golf doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a aware percentage range or your VW Golf engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely due to a leak or scanty fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

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

Common symptoms that your VW Golf needs a coolant flush are:

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

Volkswagen Golf Coolant Flush

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

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

How long does VW Golf coolant last?

How commonly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many 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 diversified information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your VW Golf 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 technicians or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.