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2012 Dodge Journey Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is constantly a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are ordinarily half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to reduce down the quick point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceedingly meaningful. Interestingly enough, this isn't the earliest time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main 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 prepared coolant.

You can invest ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water extra, or you can invest full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being extra to the engine system. Give the experts at Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call at 9702364701 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service experts handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Dodge has developed its own coolant or requires a various coolant that is unique to exact years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish all including purple yellow, red, green, blue, and orange. It is necessary to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your automobile. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

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How often should you change coolant in a 2012 Dodge Journey?

Typically, you should have your 2012 Dodge Journey 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 transport your vehicle into Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make hopeful it's diluted accurately. It's imperative to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make hopeful you catch any issues before they cause productive damage. When it comes to your 2012 Dodge Journey engine, it's better dependable than sorry.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2012 Dodge Journey?

Common symptoms that your 2012 Dodge Journey needs a coolant flush are:

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

How much coolant does a 2012 Dodge Journey take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly assorted level of coolant. To see the specific amount basic you should always check your 2012 Dodge Journey owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avert burns, make bold your vehicle engine is cool before checking your coolant level.

What kind of coolant does 2012 Dodge Journey use?

There are innumerable 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 important to reference your 2012 Dodge Journey owner's manual for the disparate type of coolant imperative and the definite intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Dodge Journey experienced service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the decent coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

2012 Dodge Journey Coolant Flush

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

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

What happens if my 2012 Dodge Journey runs out of coolant?

Your 2012 Dodge Journey doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a clear percentage range or your 2012 Dodge Journey engine elements can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant totally due to a leak or low 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 Dodge Journey coolant last?

How often you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are bountiful 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 specific information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2012 Dodge Journey maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call at 9702364701 promptly 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.

What color coolant does 2012 Dodge Journey use?

It's vital 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. There's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are usually green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be hopeful to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2012 Dodge Journey, 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 Dodge Journey to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or give us a call at 9702364701. Schedule service online and use one of our frequent coolant flush coupons to save today.