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Dodge Journey Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is typically 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 decrease the freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceptionally fair. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the enormous ingredient in the old 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 Dodge has developed its own coolant or requires a distinct coolant that is occasional to exact years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including green, purple blue, red, yellow, and orange. It is hard to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Copious models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Mike Shaw CDJR offers a collection of coolant flush coupons to assist you save now. To shop each 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 intense price.

What happens if my Dodge Journey runs out of coolant?

Your Dodge Journey 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 Journey engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely due to a leak or scanty fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

How long does Dodge Journey coolant last?

How frequently you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many 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 distinct information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Dodge Journey 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.

Dodge Journey Coolant Flush

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

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

What kind of coolant does Dodge Journey 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 suggest the same thing. It's lanky to reference your Dodge Journey owner's manual for the clear type of coolant imperative and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Dodge Journey trained service mechanics for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make positive the conducive coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

How often should you change coolant in a Dodge Journey?

Typically, you should have your Dodge Journey 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 diagnose it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make confident it's diluted well. It's mandatory to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make confident you catch any issues before they cause unhealthy damage. When it comes to your Dodge Journey engine, it's better reliable than sorry.

What color coolant does Dodge Journey use?

It's big 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 looking for the right coolant for your Dodge Journey, 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 Journey 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 Journey take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly different level of coolant. To see the exact amount crucial you should always check your Dodge Journey owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we'll answer each questions you have on coolant levels.

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

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

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

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