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2013 Ram 4500 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is typically 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 crisp point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceptionally decisive. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the mandatory ingredient in the common 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 exceptional coolant.

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

Every vehicle manufacturer, consisting Ram has developed its own coolant or requires a definite coolant that is scarce to certain years and models. There are bountiful colors of coolants to assist distinguish each including purple yellow, blue, green, red, and orange. It is decisive to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Copious 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 search 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 countless value.

How long does 2013 Ram 4500 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 understandable information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2013 Ram 4500 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 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 2013 Ram 4500 runs out of coolant?

Your 2013 Ram 4500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a existing percentage range or your 2013 Ram 4500 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely due to a leak or meager 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 Ram 4500 use?

It's productive 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 sure to favor the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2013 Ram 4500, 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 Ram 4500 to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or give us a call at 9702364701. Schedule service online and use one of our several coolant flush coupons to save at this moment.

What kind of coolant does 2013 Ram 4500 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 important to reference your 2013 Ram 4500 owner's manual for the personal type of coolant necessary and the various intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ram 4500 trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make bold the noble coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

2013 Ram 4500 Coolant Flush

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

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2013 Ram 4500?

Typically, you should have your 2013 Ram 4500 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 sure it's diluted correctly. It's competent to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause serious damage. When it comes to your 2013 Ram 4500 engine, it's better safe than remorseful.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2013 Ram 4500?

Common symptoms that your 2013 Ram 4500 needs a coolant flush are:

  • Sometimes, albeit unlikely, you'll be authentic to smell an different burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Your heater may avoid working
  • Your temperature gauge will read well above innate with the engine on for assorted minutes.
  • Coolant will mostly leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • Sediment or rust will be conspicuous in the coolant
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine

How much coolant does a 2013 Ram 4500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly odd level of coolant. To see the factual payment necessary you should always check your 2013 Ram 4500 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 avoid burns, make sure your vehicle engine is nice before checking your coolant level.