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Ram 2500 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is continuously a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are ordinarily 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 exceptionally crucial. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the essential ingredient in the prominent 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 decent 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 consultants at Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call at 9702364701 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service consultants handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, consisting Ram has developed its own coolant or requires a diverse coolant that is unique to private years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish any including purple red, yellow, blue, green, and orange. It is hard to do your research if you plan to purchase, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Mike Shaw CDJR offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to aid you save immediately. To buy 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 towering price.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Ram 2500?

Common symptoms that your Ram 2500 needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a Ram 2500?

Typically, you should have your Ram 2500 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 audit it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's necessary to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause relentless damage. When it comes to your Ram 2500 engine, it's better firm than liable.

How much coolant does a Ram 2500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly distinctive level of coolant. To see the precise amount paramount you should always check your Ram 2500 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 courageous your vehicle engine is agreeable before checking your coolant level.

What kind of coolant does Ram 2500 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 profound to reference your Ram 2500 owner's manual for the apparent 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 Ram 2500 trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make courageous the prudent coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

What happens if my Ram 2500 runs out of coolant?

Your Ram 2500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a clear percentage mixture or your Ram 2500 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant completely 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.

Ram 2500 Coolant Flush

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

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

How long does Ram 2500 coolant last?

How frequently 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 peculiar information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Ram 2500 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.

What color coolant does Ram 2500 use?

It's vital 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 read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your Ram 2500, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Ram 2500 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.