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Ram 4500 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 cut down the bitter point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely hard. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the mandatory 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 good 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 experts at Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call at 9702364701 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service experts handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, incorporating Ram has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is unlikely to specific years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish any including red, blue, yellow, green, purple and orange. It is necessary to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your car. Copious models will not be direct 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 startling price.

How often should you change coolant in a Ram 4500?

Typically, you should have your Ram 4500 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 sure it's diluted correctly. It's humongous to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause harsh damage. When it comes to your Ram 4500 engine, it's improved safe than sorry.

What kind of coolant does Ram 4500 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 alike thing. It's meaningful to reference your Ram 4500 owner's manual for the clear type of coolant needed and the clear intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ram 4500 licensed 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!

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Ram 4500?

Common symptoms that your Ram 4500 needs a coolant flush are:

  • Sediment or rust will be visible in the coolant
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Your heater may avert working
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Coolant will typically leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Sometimes, albeit implausible, you'll be able to smell an different burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Your temperature gauge will learn perfectly above compelling with the engine on for a few minutes.

What color coolant does Ram 4500 use?

It's profound to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are naturally 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 naturally 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 4500, 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 4500 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 4500 Coolant Flush

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

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

What happens if my Ram 4500 runs out of coolant?

Your Ram 4500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a favorable percentage variety or your Ram 4500 engine components can start to rust, wear and tear, 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.

How much coolant does a Ram 4500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly disparate level of coolant. To see the specific amount needed you should always check your Ram 4500 owner's manual. Give us a call or transport your car to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we'll answer each questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How long does Ram 4500 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 individual information on what intervals your coolant needs to be interchanged, check your Ram 4500 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.