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2018 Dodge Grand Caravan 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 commonly half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the bitter point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is highly critical. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the popular 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 correct 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 experts 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, including Dodge has developed its own coolant or requires a accurate coolant that is scarce to individual years and models. There are copious colors of coolants to help distinguish each including red, purple green, yellow, blue, and orange. It is crucial to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Mike Shaw CDJR offers a range of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. To invest 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 terrific price.

What color coolant does 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan use?

It's vital 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 looking for the right coolant for your 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or give us a call at 9702364701. Schedule service online and use one of our numerous coolant flush coupons to save today.

How often should you change coolant in a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan?

Typically, you should have your 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan 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 transport your vehicle into Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we will check your fluid levels and scan it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's exciting to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch each issues before they cause bizarre damage. When it comes to your 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan engine, it's better safe than contrite.

2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Coolant Flush

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

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

How much coolant does a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly assorted level of coolant. To see the visible amount basic you should always check your 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your automobile to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we'll answer all questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How long does 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan coolant last?

How constantly 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 singular information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan 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 kind of coolant does 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan 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 elect for the same thing. It's meaningful to reference your 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan owner's manual for the clear type of coolant necessary and the peculiar intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Dodge Grand Caravan trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make fearless the handy coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

What happens if my 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan runs out of coolant?

Your 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a peculiar percentage assortment or your 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant precisely 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.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan?

Common symptoms that your 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan needs a coolant flush are:

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