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Jeep Grand Cherokee Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is naturally 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 reduce the chilled point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extraordinarily vital. Interestingly enough, this isn't the original time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the favorite 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 coherent 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 specialists handle your coolant flush.

Every automobile manufacturer, including Jeep has developed its own coolant or requires a coherent coolant that is memorable to personal years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including red, green, purple blue, 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 relevant even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

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How much coolant does a Jeep Grand Cherokee take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly assorted level of coolant. To see the discrete amount important you should always check your Jeep Grand Cherokee owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we'll interpretation any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avert burns, make sure your vehicle engine is cheerful before checking your coolant level.

What kind of coolant does Jeep Grand 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 mean the same thing. It's necessary to reference your Jeep Grand Cherokee owner's manual for the distinct type of coolant fundamental and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Jeep Grand Cherokee professional service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make courageous the detailed coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

What color coolant does Jeep Grand Cherokee use?

It's amusing 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 courageous to prefer the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you are using. When researching for the right coolant for your Jeep Grand 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 Grand Cherokee to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or give us a call at 9702364701. Schedule service online and use one of our copious coolant flush coupons to save today.

How often should you change coolant in a Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Typically, you should have your Jeep Grand Cherokee coolant flush completed every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are some instances where your automobile can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your automobile 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 sure it's diluted perfectly. It's critical to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause serious damage. When it comes to your Jeep Grand Cherokee engine, it's better safe than liable.

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

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

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

What happens if my Jeep Grand Cherokee runs out of coolant?

Your Jeep Grand Cherokee doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a satisfied percentage differ or your Jeep Grand Cherokee 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.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Coolant Flush

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

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

How long does Jeep Grand Cherokee coolant last?

How often 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 specific information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Jeep Grand Cherokee 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.