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Ram 1500 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 lessen the bitter point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceedingly laborious. Interestingly enough, this isn't the original 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 factual 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 Ram has developed its own coolant or requires a apparent coolant that is uncommon to private years and models. There are many colors of coolants to assist distinguish each including red, blue, yellow, green, purple and orange. It is large to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your car. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Mike Shaw CDJR offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save now. 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 noticeable cost.

What kind of coolant does Ram 1500 use?

There are bountiful 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 big to reference your Ram 1500 owner's manual for the definitive type of coolant needed and the contrasting intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ram 1500 trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the honorable coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

How long does Ram 1500 coolant last?

How consistently you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are countless 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 definitive information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Ram 1500 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.

What happens if my Ram 1500 runs out of coolant?

Your Ram 1500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a aware percentage differ or your Ram 1500 engine parts can start to rust, damage, 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.

What color coolant does Ram 1500 use?

It's intelligent to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are commonly 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 commonly green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be bold to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When watching for the right coolant for your Ram 1500, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you're using the right coolant is to send your Ram 1500 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.

Ram 1500 Coolant Flush

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

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

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Ram 1500?

Common symptoms that your Ram 1500 needs a coolant flush are:

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

How much coolant does a Ram 1500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly disparate level of coolant. To see the certain amount main you should always check your Ram 1500 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 sure your vehicle engine is affable before checking your coolant level.

How often should you change coolant in a Ram 1500?

Typically, you should have your Ram 1500 coolant flush completed every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are some instances where your car can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your car 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 bold it's diluted correctly. It's disparate to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make bold you catch any issues before they cause important damage. When it comes to your Ram 1500 engine, it's better safe than touched.