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Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Coolant
Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is normally a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are generally 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 immensely critical. This seemingly isn’t the first time you’ve heard of ethylene glycol as it is the prime 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 design 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 Kahlo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call at 4632326531 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service specialists handle your coolant flush.
Every vehicle manufacturer, including Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is distinct to individual years and models. There are several colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, purple red, blue, green, 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.
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What kind of coolant does Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM use?
There are many types and colors of coolant from inorganic to organic to hybrid. To make things even more confusing, the color of the coolant doesn’t regularly mean the same thing. It’s vital to reference your Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM 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 Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM factory certified service mechanics for any information you need. We can likewise schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Kahlo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!
What color coolant does Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM use?
It’s important to understand that color doesn’t matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are ordinarily 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 ordinarily green, nevertheless, 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 utilizing. When looking for the correct coolant for your Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, you need to always check your owner’s manual. The easiest way to confirm you are utilizing the right coolant is to send your Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM to Kahlo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or give us a call at 4632326531. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.
What happens if my Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM runs out of coolant?
Your Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM doesn’t have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably 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 often should you change coolant in a Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM?
Normally, you should have your Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM coolant flush completed each 30,000 miles or each two years. There are certain instances where your vehicle can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your vehicle into Kahlo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it’s diluted perfectly. It’s essential to have this checked each 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause dramatic damage. When it comes to your Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM engine, it’s better safe than sorry.
How much coolant does a Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM take or need?
Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount necessary you should always check your Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM owner’s manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Kahlo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 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.
How long does Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM 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 suggested 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 data on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM maintenance schedule within your owner’s manual or give Kahlo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call at 4632326531 today and ask one of our OEM-trained mechanics or advisers. You can again book an appointment online and we’ll take care of your coolant service for you.
How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM?
Common symptoms that your Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM needs a coolant flush are:
- Unexpected grinding noises can come from the engine
- Coolant will usually 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 heater may stop working
- Steam will come from the radiator or hood
- Your check engine light may turn on
- 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
Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Coolant Flush
A coolant flush or cooling system service consists of three prime services.
- Adding a cleaner compound to get rid of sediment, corrosion, particles,and rust
- Replenishing the system with the appropriate coolant and cautiously measuring the dilution percentage
- Flushing the entire system thoroughly