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2012 Ram 3500 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is continuously 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 cold point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is highly crucial. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the mandatory ingredient in the well-known 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 decent coolant.

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

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Ram has developed its own coolant or requires a individual coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are bountiful colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, red, purple green, yellow, and orange. It is laborious to do your research if you plan to purchase, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Mike Shaw CDJR offers a range of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. 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 Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram directly at a meaningful price.

What color coolant does 2012 Ram 3500 use?

It's tall 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 fearless to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When studying for the right coolant for your 2012 Ram 3500, 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 Ram 3500 to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or give us a call at 9702364701. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

2012 Ram 3500 Coolant Flush

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

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2012 Ram 3500?

Typically, you should have your 2012 Ram 3500 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 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 satisfied it's diluted correctly. It's critical to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make satisfied you catch any issues before they cause risky damage. When it comes to your 2012 Ram 3500 engine, it's bizarre safe than sorry.

How long does 2012 Ram 3500 coolant last?

How constantly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are copious 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 confident information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2012 Ram 3500 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call at 9702364701 immediately 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.

How much coolant does a 2012 Ram 3500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly different level of coolant. To see the correct amount decisive you should always check your 2012 Ram 3500 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What kind of coolant does 2012 Ram 3500 use?

There are copious 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 implausible to reference your 2012 Ram 3500 owner's manual for the clear type of coolant basic and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ram 3500 licensed service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the honorable coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

What happens if my 2012 Ram 3500 runs out of coolant?

Your 2012 Ram 3500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a aware percentage range or your 2012 Ram 3500 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant completely 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 do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2012 Ram 3500?

Common symptoms that your 2012 Ram 3500 needs a coolant flush are:

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