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2017 Ram 2500 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is continually 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 bleak point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceedingly crucial. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the big ingredient in the accepted 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 conducive coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water added, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being added to the engine system. Give the advisors 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, comprising Ram has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is occasional to personal years and models. There are many colors of coolants to assist distinguish each including purple yellow, blue, green, red, and orange. It is hard to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Bountiful 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 excellent price.

How often should you change coolant in a 2017 Ram 2500?

Typically, you should have your 2017 Ram 2500 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 probe it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's mandatory to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch each issues before they cause consistent damage. When it comes to your 2017 Ram 2500 engine, it's improved safe than sorry.

What happens if my 2017 Ram 2500 runs out of coolant?

Your 2017 Ram 2500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a crucial percentage range or your 2017 Ram 2500 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely due to a leak or low fluid levels, your whole engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

What kind of coolant does 2017 Ram 2500 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 difficult to reference your 2017 Ram 2500 owner's manual for the understandable type of coolant essential and the different intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ram 2500 licensed service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make confident the advantageous coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2017 Ram 2500?

Common symptoms that your 2017 Ram 2500 needs a coolant flush are:

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

How long does 2017 Ram 2500 coolant last?

How generally 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 definite information on what intervals your coolant needs to be replenished, check your 2017 Ram 2500 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 2017 Ram 2500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly chance level of coolant. To see the definite amount fundamental you should always check your 2017 Ram 2500 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we'll explanation any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

2017 Ram 2500 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 whole system thoroughly
  • Refilling the system with the appropriate coolant and carefully measuring the dilution percentage

What color coolant does 2017 Ram 2500 use?

It's necessary 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 positive to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2017 Ram 2500, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2017 Ram 2500 to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or give us a call at 9702364701. Schedule service online and use one of our frequent coolant flush coupons to save today.