Please wait while the page loads...

2018 Ram 5500 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is mostly 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 reduce the chilly point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely practical. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the principal ingredient in the common 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 suitable 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, including Ram has developed its own coolant or requires a definite coolant that is occasional to particular years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, yellow, green, red, purple 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 applicable even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Mike Shaw CDJR offers a mixture of coolant flush coupons to help you save rapidly. 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 nice price.

What kind of coolant does 2018 Ram 5500 use?

There are various 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 suggest the same thing. It's vivid to reference your 2018 Ram 5500 owner's manual for the singular type of coolant necessary and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ram 5500 trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make bold the practical coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

How much coolant does a 2018 Ram 5500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly added level of coolant. To see the individual amount vital you should always check your 2018 Ram 5500 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we'll interpretation any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What color coolant does 2018 Ram 5500 use?

It's practical 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 confident to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When browsing for the right coolant for your 2018 Ram 5500, 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 Ram 5500 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.

How long does 2018 Ram 5500 coolant last?

How naturally you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are bountiful 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 peculiar information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2018 Ram 5500 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 Ram 5500?

Common symptoms that your 2018 Ram 5500 needs a coolant flush are:

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

2018 Ram 5500 Coolant Flush

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

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2018 Ram 5500?

Typically, you should have your 2018 Ram 5500 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 deliver 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 hopeful it's diluted subsequently. It's miraculous to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make hopeful you catch any issues before they cause unstable damage. When it comes to your 2018 Ram 5500 engine, it's bizarre safe than touched.

What happens if my 2018 Ram 5500 runs out of coolant?

Your 2018 Ram 5500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a different percentage variety or your 2018 Ram 5500 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant totally 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.