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2016 Ram 3500 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 chilly point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely critical. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the classical 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 convenient coolant.

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

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

Mike Shaw CDJR offers a assortment 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 lanky price.

How much coolant does a 2016 Ram 3500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly different level of coolant. To see the exact reward laborious you should always check your 2016 Ram 3500 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 hopeful your vehicle engine is cheerful before checking your coolant level.

What kind of coolant does 2016 Ram 3500 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 mean the same thing. It's significant to reference your 2016 Ram 3500 owner's manual for the exact type of coolant needed and the precise intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ram 3500 trained service technicians for all information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make fearless the normal coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

How often should you change coolant in a 2016 Ram 3500?

Typically, you should have your 2016 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 analyze it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted perfectly. It's rare to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause rare damage. When it comes to your 2016 Ram 3500 engine, it's better safe than sorry.

2016 Ram 3500 Coolant Flush

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

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

What color coolant does 2016 Ram 3500 use?

It's convenient 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 find out the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When considering for the right coolant for your 2016 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 2016 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 immediately.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2016 Ram 3500?

Common symptoms that your 2016 Ram 3500 needs a coolant flush are:

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

How long does 2016 Ram 3500 coolant last?

How typically you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many 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 definitive information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2016 Ram 3500 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 2016 Ram 3500 runs out of coolant?

Your 2016 Ram 3500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a courageous percentage variety or your 2016 Ram 3500 engine components can start to rust, break, 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.