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Dodge Charger 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 regularly half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to cut down the chilly point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceedingly hard. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the principal ingredient in the traditional 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 essential 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 experts handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, consisting Dodge has developed its own coolant or requires a singular coolant that is unique to explicit years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish any including blue, green, red, purple yellow, and orange. It is helpful to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Frequent models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

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How long does Dodge Charger coolant last?

How commonly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are frequent 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 conclusive information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Dodge Charger maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call at 9702364701 immediately 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 Dodge Charger?

Common symptoms that your Dodge Charger needs a coolant flush are:

  • Your heater may stop working
  • Sometimes, albeit awesome, you'll be reliable to smell an various burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • 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
  • Your temperature gauge will read well above normal with the engine on for a few minutes.
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood

Dodge Charger Coolant Flush

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

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

What color coolant does Dodge Charger use?

It's important to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are normally 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 normally green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be courageous to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you are using. When looking for the right coolant for your Dodge Charger, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Dodge Charger 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 often should you change coolant in a Dodge Charger?

Typically, you should have your Dodge Charger 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 inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make positive it's diluted correctly. It's rare to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make positive you catch any issues before they cause imposing damage. When it comes to your Dodge Charger engine, it's better protected than sorry.

What happens if my Dodge Charger runs out of coolant?

Your Dodge Charger doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a bold percentage alter or your Dodge Charger engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely 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 much coolant does a Dodge Charger take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly different level of coolant. To see the distinct fee basic you should always check your Dodge Charger owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we'll solution any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What kind of coolant does Dodge Charger 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 indicate the same thing. It's vital to reference your Dodge Charger owner's manual for the vital type of coolant decisive and the conspicuous intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Dodge Charger trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make hopeful the realistic coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!