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2018 Dodge Journey 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 often half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to reduce the crisp point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely hard. Interestingly enough, this isn't the earliest 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 convincing coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water additional, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being additional 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 specialists handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Dodge has developed its own coolant or requires a definitive coolant that is unique to definitive years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, red, yellow, green, purple and orange. It is laborious to do your research if you plan to pay cash for, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Frequent 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 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 various price.

What happens if my 2018 Dodge Journey runs out of coolant?

Your 2018 Dodge Journey doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a exact percentage range or your 2018 Dodge Journey engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant fully due to a leak or poor 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 2018 Dodge Journey use?

There are innumerable 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 imply the same thing. It's essential to reference your 2018 Dodge Journey owner's manual for the noticeable type of coolant imperative and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Dodge Journey trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make positive the apt coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

How often should you change coolant in a 2018 Dodge Journey?

Typically, you should have your 2018 Dodge Journey coolant flush completed every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are some instances where your automobile can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your automobile 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 satisfied it's diluted correctly. It's imperative to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make satisfied you catch any issues before they cause competent damage. When it comes to your 2018 Dodge Journey engine, it's better safe than guilty.

What color coolant does 2018 Dodge Journey use?

It's critical 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 embrace the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2018 Dodge Journey, 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 Journey to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or give us a call at 9702364701. Schedule service online and use one of our copious coolant flush coupons to save today.

How much coolant does a 2018 Dodge Journey take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly contrasting level of coolant. To see the positive amount critical you should always check your 2018 Dodge Journey owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we'll resolution any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avert burns, make sure your vehicle engine is charming before checking your coolant level.

2018 Dodge Journey Coolant Flush

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

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

How long does 2018 Dodge Journey coolant last?

How constantly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are several 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 evident information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2018 Dodge Journey 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.

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

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

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