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2013 Dodge Journey Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is frequently 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 lessen the freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is highly imperative. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the vital ingredient in the historic 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 constitutional coolant.

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

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

Mike Shaw CDJR offers a class 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 considerable value.

What kind of coolant does 2013 Dodge Journey 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 always suggest the same thing. It's terrible to reference your 2013 Dodge Journey owner's manual for the distinct type of coolant necessary and the definitive intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Dodge Journey trained 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!

How often should you change coolant in a 2013 Dodge Journey?

Typically, you should have your 2013 Dodge Journey coolant flush completed each 30,000 miles or each two years. There are some instances where your vehicle can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you deliver 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 confident it's diluted accurately. It's necessary to have this checked each 15,000 miles to make confident you catch any issues before they cause scrupulous damage. When it comes to your 2013 Dodge Journey engine, it's better stable than sorry.

How long does 2013 Dodge Journey coolant last?

How often you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are countless 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 necessary information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2013 Dodge Journey maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call at 9702364701 today and ask one of our factory-trained mechanics 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 2013 Dodge Journey take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly other level of coolant. To see the accurate amount meaningful you should always check your 2013 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 avoid burns, make courageous your automobile engine is amiable before checking your coolant level.

2013 Dodge Journey Coolant Flush

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

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

What happens if my 2013 Dodge Journey runs out of coolant?

Your 2013 Dodge Journey doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a archival percentage vary or your 2013 Dodge Journey engine parts can start to rust, wear and tear, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant exclusively 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.

What color coolant does 2013 Dodge Journey use?

It's hefty to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are regularly 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 regularly 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 2013 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 2013 Dodge Journey to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or give us a call at 9702364701. Schedule service online and use one of our ample coolant flush coupons to save today.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2013 Dodge Journey?

Common symptoms that your 2013 Dodge Journey needs a coolant flush are:

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