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Dodge Durango 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 frequently 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 logical. 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 contractual coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water further, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being further 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 precise coolant that is unusual to definitive years and models. There are countless colors of coolants to help distinguish each including green, red, purple blue, yellow, and orange. It is needed to do your research if you plan to browse, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Innumerable models will not be admissible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

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Dodge Durango Coolant Flush

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

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

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

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

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

How long does Dodge Durango coolant last?

How often 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 specific information on what intervals your coolant needs to be replaced, check your Dodge Durango maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call at 9702364701 at this moment 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 Durango runs out of coolant?

Your Dodge Durango doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a conclusive percentage collection or your Dodge Durango 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 often should you change coolant in a Dodge Durango?

Typically, you should have your Dodge Durango 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 diagnose it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make positive it's diluted properly. It's harsh to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make positive you catch any issues before they cause alarming damage. When it comes to your Dodge Durango engine, it's better safe than culpable.

What kind of coolant does Dodge Durango use?

There are frequent 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 same thing. It's meaningful to reference your Dodge Durango owner's manual for the diversified type of coolant needed and the precise intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Dodge Durango trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

What color coolant does Dodge Durango use?

It's meaningful to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are regularly 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 regularly green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be sure to learn the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your Dodge Durango, 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 Durango 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 much coolant does a Dodge Durango take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly chance level of coolant. To see the exact amount exceptional you should always check your Dodge Durango owner's manual. Give us a call or transport your car to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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