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Dodge Grand Caravan Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is generally 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 lessen the chilly point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceptionally meaningful. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the decisive ingredient in the prominent 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 convenient 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 advisors 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, incorporating Dodge has developed its own coolant or requires a precise coolant that is occasional to individual years and models. There are many colors of coolants to aid distinguish each including green, purple yellow, blue, red, and orange. It is decisive to do your research if you plan to invest, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Mike Shaw CDJR offers a mixture 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 unusual rate.

How long does Dodge Grand Caravan coolant last?

How typically 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 apparent information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Dodge Grand Caravan 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.

Dodge Grand Caravan Coolant Flush

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

  • Adding a cleaner compound to get rid of particles, sediment, corrosion,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 Dodge Grand Caravan?

Typically, you should have your Dodge Grand Caravan 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 probe it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's critical to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause strict wear and tear. When it comes to your Dodge Grand Caravan engine, it's better safe than guilty.

What happens if my Dodge Grand Caravan runs out of coolant?

Your Dodge Grand Caravan doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a authentic percentage assortment or your Dodge Grand Caravan engine components can start to rust, damage, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant completely 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.

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

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

Common symptoms that your Dodge Grand Caravan needs a coolant flush are:

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

What color coolant does Dodge Grand Caravan use?

It's rational to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are ordinarily 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 ordinarily green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be bold to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your Dodge Grand Caravan, 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 Grand Caravan 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 Grand Caravan take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly disparate level of coolant. To see the diversified amount critical you should always check your Dodge Grand Caravan owner's manual. Give us a call or transport 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 bold your vehicle engine is bitter before checking your coolant level.