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2012 Ram 3500 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is frequently 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 laborious. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the laborious 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 careful 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 Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro a call at 3368951348 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Ram has developed its own coolant or requires a personal coolant that is unique to explicit years and models. There are giant colors of coolants to help distinguish all including blue, red, yellow, green, purple and orange. It is hard to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Several models will not be suitable even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Crown CDJR offers a collection of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. To shop any of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still purchase coolant or antifreeze from Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro directly at a good rate.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2012 Ram 3500?

Common symptoms that your 2012 Ram 3500 needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2012 Ram 3500?

Typically, you should have your 2012 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 Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro, 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 imposing to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause important damage. When it comes to your 2012 Ram 3500 engine, it's better capable than sorry.

What happens if my 2012 Ram 3500 runs out of coolant?

Your 2012 Ram 3500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a conscious percentage range or your 2012 Ram 3500 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 much coolant does a 2012 Ram 3500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly odd level of coolant. To see the exact amount essential you should always check your 2012 Ram 3500 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro 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.

What color coolant does 2012 Ram 3500 use?

It's big 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 hopeful to opt for the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2012 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 2012 Ram 3500 to Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro or give us a call at 3368951348. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

How long does 2012 Ram 3500 coolant last?

How naturally 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 explicit information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2012 Ram 3500 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro a call at 3368951348 today and ask one of our factory-trained mechanics or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

2012 Ram 3500 Coolant Flush

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

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

What kind of coolant does 2012 Ram 3500 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 essential to reference your 2012 Ram 3500 owner's manual for the coherent type of coolant decisive and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ram 3500 professional service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make positive the small coolant is used. Give Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro a call today!