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Jeep Cherokee 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 commonly half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lessen the freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceedingly crucial. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the primary ingredient in the classic 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 correct coolant.

You can pay cash for ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water added, or you can pay cash for 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 advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, encompassing Jeep has developed its own coolant or requires a definite coolant that is unique to private years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including green, purple yellow, red, blue, and orange. It is difficult to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Countless 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 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 distinctive price.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Jeep Cherokee?

Common symptoms that your Jeep Cherokee needs a coolant flush are:

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

What happens if my Jeep Cherokee runs out of coolant?

Your Jeep Cherokee doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a accurate percentage range or your Jeep Cherokee engine parts 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 Jeep Cherokee coolant last?

How generally 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 clear information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Jeep Cherokee 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.

How much coolant does a Jeep Cherokee take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly other level of coolant. To see the definite amount considerable you should always check your Jeep Cherokee 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 satisfied your vehicle engine is cool before checking your coolant level.

What color coolant does Jeep Cherokee use?

It's sizable 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 convinced to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your Jeep Cherokee, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Jeep Cherokee 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 Jeep Cherokee?

Typically, you should have your Jeep Cherokee 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 investigate it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted perfectly. It's vital to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause unhealthy damage. When it comes to your Jeep Cherokee engine, it's better safe than sorry.

Jeep Cherokee Coolant Flush

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

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

What kind of coolant does Jeep Cherokee 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 identical thing. It's crucial to reference your Jeep Cherokee owner's manual for the unmistakable type of coolant mandatory and the private intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Jeep Cherokee skilled service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make fearless the distressed coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!