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Ram 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 lower the chilled point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely extensive. Interestingly enough, this isn't the initial time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the vital ingredient in the old 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 authentic coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water extra, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being extra 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, including Ram has developed its own coolant or requires a authentic coolant that is unique to clear years and models. There are frequent colors of coolants to help distinguish each including red, green, purple blue, yellow, and orange. It is meaningful 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 collection of coolant flush coupons to assist 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 pay cash for coolant or antifreeze from Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram directly at a correct price.

How long does Ram coolant last?

How typically you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are bountiful 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 explicit information on what intervals your coolant needs to be replaced, check your Ram 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 runs out of coolant?

Your Ram doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a feasible percentage range or your Ram 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.

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

Common symptoms that your Ram needs a coolant flush are:

  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Your temperature gauge will elect for well above acceptable with the engine on for innumerable minutes.
  • Coolant will constantly leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Sometimes, albeit unlikely, you'll be strong to smell an odd burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Your heater may avert working
  • Sediment or rust will be apparent in the coolant

What kind of coolant does Ram 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 find out the identical thing. It's extraordinary to reference your Ram owner's manual for the evident type of coolant paramount and the private intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ram trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make positive the exceptional coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

Ram Coolant Flush

A coolant flush or cooling system service consists of three main 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 entire system thoroughly

How often should you change coolant in a Ram?

Typically, you should have your Ram 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 analyze it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make courageous it's diluted correctly. It's crucial to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make courageous you catch any issues before they cause critical damage. When it comes to your Ram engine, it's engaging safe than contrite.

What color coolant does Ram use?

It's vital to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are consistently 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 consistently 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 researching for the right coolant for your Ram, 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 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 much coolant does a Ram take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly assorted level of coolant. To see the specific payment necessary you should always check your Ram 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 amiable before checking your coolant level.