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Jeep Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is mostly 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 freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely crucial. Interestingly enough, this isn't the original time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the basic ingredient in the affectionate 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 prepared 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 Jeep has developed its own coolant or requires a distinguishable coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are various colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, purple blue, green, red, and orange. It is critical to do your research if you plan to pay cash for, flush, or replace the coolant in your automobile. Many models will not be humane 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 disparate price.

How often should you change coolant in a Jeep?

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

How long does Jeep coolant last?

How naturally you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are frequent 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 definite information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Jeep maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call at 9702364701 quickly 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.

Jeep Coolant Flush

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

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

What happens if my Jeep runs out of coolant?

Your Jeep doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a choosy percentage collection or your Jeep engine parts can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant solely 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 Jeep 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 mandatory to reference your Jeep 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 Jeep trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make convinced the accessible coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

What color coolant does Jeep use?

It's exciting 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 sure to learn the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your Jeep, 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 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 do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Jeep?

Common symptoms that your Jeep needs a coolant flush are:

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

How much coolant does a Jeep take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly disparate level of coolant. To see the certain fee main you should always check your Jeep owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we'll resolution any questions you have on coolant levels.

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