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Ram 3500 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is generally 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 lower the cold point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely applicable. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the famous 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 correct coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water contrasting, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being contrasting 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 large coolant that is unique to particular years and models. There are copious colors of coolants to assist distinguish each including blue, purple green, yellow, red, and orange. It is big to do your research if you plan to purchase, flush, or replace the coolant in your car. Several models will not be applicable 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 admirable price.

What color coolant does Ram 3500 use?

It's meaningful to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are mostly 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 mostly green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be courageous to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When glancing for the right coolant for your Ram 3500, 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 3500 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 long does Ram 3500 coolant last?

How consistently you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are innumerable 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 disparate information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Ram 3500 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.

Ram 3500 Coolant Flush

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

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

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Ram 3500?

Common symptoms that your Ram 3500 needs a coolant flush are:

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

What happens if my Ram 3500 runs out of coolant?

Your Ram 3500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a large percentage collection or your Ram 3500 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant precisely 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.

How much coolant does a Ram 3500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly particular level of coolant. To see the detailed amount fundamental you should always check your Ram 3500 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How often should you change coolant in a Ram 3500?

Typically, you should have your Ram 3500 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 diagnose it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make bold it's diluted properly. It's hefty to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make bold you catch any issues before they cause critical wear and tear. When it comes to your Ram 3500 engine, it's improved safe than sorry.

What kind of coolant does Ram 3500 use?

There are innumerable 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 stern to reference your Ram 3500 owner's manual for the certain type of coolant imperative and the singular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ram 3500 trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!