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2017 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 normally half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the chilled point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely needed. Interestingly enough, this isn't the initial time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the basic ingredient in the well-known 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 equitable 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 specialists 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, incorporating Ram has developed its own coolant or requires a factual coolant that is scarce to explicit years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including green, red, blue, yellow, purple and orange. It is cooperative to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your car. 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 at this moment. To browse 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 big price.

How long does 2017 Ram 4500 coolant last?

How generally 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 precise information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2017 Ram 4500 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call at 9702364701 at this moment 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 2017 Ram 4500 runs out of coolant?

Your 2017 Ram 4500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a cognizant percentage range or your 2017 Ram 4500 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant exactly 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.

2017 Ram 4500 Coolant Flush

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

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

How much coolant does a 2017 Ram 4500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly divergent level of coolant. To see the explicit dump necessary you should always check your 2017 Ram 4500 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 sure your car engine is agreeable before checking your coolant level.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2017 Ram 4500?

Common symptoms that your 2017 Ram 4500 needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2017 Ram 4500?

Typically, you should have your 2017 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 audit it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's curious to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause alarming damage. When it comes to your 2017 Ram 4500 engine, it's better safe than apologetic.

What color coolant does 2017 Ram 4500 use?

It's imperative 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 read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2017 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 2017 Ram 4500 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 today.

What kind of coolant does 2017 Ram 4500 use?

There are bountiful 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 pleased to reference your 2017 Ram 4500 owner's manual for the definite type of coolant needed and the particular 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 sure the apt coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!