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2013 Ram 2500 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 crucial. Interestingly enough, this isn't the initial time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the basic ingredient in the favorite 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 excellent 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 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 specific coolant that is unique to definitive years and models. There are frequent colors of coolants to aid distinguish all including blue, purple red, yellow, green, and orange. It is extensive to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be logical even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Crown CDJR offers a range 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 Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro directly at a giant estimate.

How often should you change coolant in a 2013 Ram 2500?

Typically, you should have your 2013 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 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 courageous it's diluted correctly. It's momentous to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make courageous you catch all issues before they cause remarkable damage. When it comes to your 2013 Ram 2500 engine, it's profound safe than liable.

2013 Ram 2500 Coolant Flush

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

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

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2013 Ram 2500?

Common symptoms that your 2013 Ram 2500 needs a coolant flush are:

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

What kind of coolant does 2013 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 meaningful to reference your 2013 Ram 2500 owner's manual for the contrasting type of coolant needed and the singular 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 sure the current coolant is used. Give Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro a call today!

How long does 2013 Ram 2500 coolant last?

How often 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 distinct information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2013 Ram 2500 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 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 2013 Ram 2500 runs out of coolant?

Your 2013 Ram 2500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a conclusive percentage range or your 2013 Ram 2500 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant genuinely due to a leak or scanty 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 2013 Ram 2500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly assorted level of coolant. To see the correct amount mandatory you should always check your 2013 Ram 2500 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro and we'll answer each questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What color coolant does 2013 Ram 2500 use?

It's miraculous 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 embrace the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2013 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 2013 Ram 2500 to Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro or give us a call at 3368951348. Schedule service online and use one of our frequent coolant flush coupons to save today.