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Jeep Compass 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 lower the cold point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceedingly essential. Interestingly enough, this isn't the earliest time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the long-established 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 nice 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 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, comprising Jeep has developed its own coolant or requires a conspicuous coolant that is unique to positive years and models. There are frequent colors of coolants to help distinguish each including red, green, blue, yellow, purple and orange. It is big to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be admissible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Mike Shaw CDJR offers a variety 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 exciting rate.

What kind of coolant does Jeep Compass 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 same thing. It's roomy to reference your Jeep Compass owner's manual for the precise 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 Jeep Compass trained service technicians for each information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make bold the small coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

What color coolant does Jeep Compass use?

It's fundamental 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 confident to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your Jeep Compass, 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 Compass 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 Compass?

Typically, you should have your Jeep Compass 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 bold it's diluted accurately. It's difficult to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make bold you catch all issues before they cause strict damage. When it comes to your Jeep Compass engine, it's better safe than sorry.

How long does Jeep Compass coolant last?

How normally 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 decisive information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Jeep Compass 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.

How much coolant does a Jeep Compass take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly numerous level of coolant. To see the different amount normal you should always check your Jeep Compass 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 avert burns, make fearless your car engine is pleasant before checking your coolant level.

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

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

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

Jeep Compass 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
  • Refilling the system with the exceptional coolant and carefully measuring the dilution percentage
  • Flushing the total system thoroughly

What happens if my Jeep Compass runs out of coolant?

Your Jeep Compass doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a certain percentage mixture or your Jeep Compass 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.