Nissan Cooling System, Flush and Service Tampa FL

Is It Necessary To Have My Nissan's Cooling System Flushed?

Yes, and there are a number of steps to the procedure, but it is a relatively painless process. The reason is that over time, the coolant inside gets dirty; if it gets distributed throughout your engine in that state, it could cause damage to your engine in the long-term if enough of it is allowed to accumulate over time. At Courtesy Nissan of Tampa, we first inspect the coolant that is in your vehicle to determine whether or not it needs to be flushed. If it does need a flush, we'll remove the old coolant that's in the engine and replace it with fresh coolant to help get you on your way. We use OEM-certified coolant and fluids here at Courtesy Nissan, meaning that they are specially designed to work with your Nissan car, truck or SUV. Need a cooling system flush? Visit Courtesy Nissan today!

Help! My Engine Is Overheating!

That could be due to a component of your cooling system having failed or gone bad. Perhaps a hose has been blocked, preventing coolant from getting to the radiator to be cooled down. It could be that your radiator is not working and is not properly cooling down your coolant, if at all. Perhaps dirty coolant has found its way into your engine, damaging an important part and keeping the engine from being cooled down completely. It could be a separate issue altogether and might be the result of a complete engine failure. If you suspect that your Nissan is overheating (if you see or smell smoke, or perhaps flames coming from the engine bay), pull the vehicle over immediately as it is unsafe to drive. Then have your vehicle towed to Courtesy Nissan of Tampa for diagnosis and repairs.

What Parts Make Up The Engine Cooling System On A Nissan Vehicle?

A number of key components make up your Nissan's engine cooling system.
  • Coolant - This helps ensure that engine parts are running at a regulated temperature and prevents it from overheating.
  • Water pump - This distributes the coolant throughout the engine system
  • Thermostat - To measure the coolant's temperature
  • Radiator - To make sure the coolant itself isn't too hot to pass through the engine system
  • Radiator cap - regulates pressure throughout the engine system
  • Hoses - Ensures that coolant in your vehicle is able to get from its engine to the radiator (where it is then cooled down). Coolant that's not cooled down is transferred to the vehicle's cabin to keep it warm
As you can see, there are several parts to account for, and it's simple to take them for granted day after day during your driving routine. However, if one or more of these components cease to work, you could be in massive trouble as it could compromise the engine's ability to start and get you from one point to another. If a portion of your Nissan vehicle's engine fails, bring it in to Courtesy Nissan immediately for inspection and repair.