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2012 Ram 5500 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is regularly 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 cut down the bleak point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceptionally exciting. Interestingly enough, this isn't the authentic time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the simple 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 suitable coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water additional, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being additional 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 consultants handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Ram has developed its own coolant or requires a personal coolant that is unique to personal years and models. There are numerous colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, red, yellow, green, purple and orange. It is normal 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.

Mike Shaw CDJR offers a variety 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 pay cash for coolant or antifreeze from Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram directly at a active price.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2012 Ram 5500?

Common symptoms that your 2012 Ram 5500 needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2012 Ram 5500?

Typically, you should have your 2012 Ram 5500 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 fearless it's diluted well. It's alarming to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make fearless you catch all issues before they cause alarming wear and tear. When it comes to your 2012 Ram 5500 engine, it's better safe than sorry.

How long does 2012 Ram 5500 coolant last?

How naturally you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are several 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 Ram 5500 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call at 9702364701 now 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 happens if my 2012 Ram 5500 runs out of coolant?

Your 2012 Ram 5500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a fearless percentage vary or your 2012 Ram 5500 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 much coolant does a 2012 Ram 5500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly contrasting level of coolant. To see the detailed payment massive you should always check your 2012 Ram 5500 owner's manual. Give us a call or deliver your vehicle to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we'll answer all questions you have on coolant levels.

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

2012 Ram 5500 Coolant Flush

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

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

What kind of coolant does 2012 Ram 5500 use?

There are several 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 basic to reference your 2012 Ram 5500 owner's manual for the definitive type of coolant essential and the private intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ram 5500 trained service mechanics for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make bold the correct coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

What color coolant does 2012 Ram 5500 use?

It's dominant 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. There's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are ordinarily green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be sure to choose the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2012 Ram 5500, 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 5500 to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or give us a call at 9702364701. Schedule service online and use one of our bountiful coolant flush coupons to save now.