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Dodge Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is normally 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 lower the chilled point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely expanded. Interestingly enough, this isn't the initial time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the paramount ingredient in the famous 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 proper 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 consultants at Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call at 9702364701 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service mentors handle your coolant flush.

Every car manufacturer, comprising Dodge has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is occasional to various years and models. There are big colors of coolants to help distinguish each including green, blue, purple red, yellow, and orange. It is necessary to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Countless models will not be convincing even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

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Dodge Coolant Flush

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

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

How often should you change coolant in a Dodge?

Typically, you should have your Dodge 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 hopeful it's diluted correctly. It's extraordinary to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make hopeful you catch all issues before they cause strict damage. When it comes to your Dodge engine, it's better dependable than culpable.

How long does Dodge coolant last?

How consistently 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 palpable information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Dodge 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 happens if my Dodge runs out of coolant?

Your Dodge doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a actual percentage range or your Dodge engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely due to a leak or low fluid levels, your total engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

What kind of coolant does Dodge 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 mean the alike thing. It's crucial to reference your Dodge owner's manual for the explicit 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 Dodge licensed service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the contractual coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

How much coolant does a Dodge take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly accurate level of coolant. To see the correct deposit needed you should always check your Dodge 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 confident your vehicle engine is amiable before checking your coolant level.

What color coolant does Dodge use?

It's curious to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are typically 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 typically green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be fearless to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When researching for the right coolant for your Dodge, 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 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 do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Dodge?

Common symptoms that your Dodge needs a coolant flush are:

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