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Ram 1500 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is continuously 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 frosty point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely difficult. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the popular 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 helpful 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 veterans at Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro a call at 3368951348 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every car manufacturer, including Ram has developed its own coolant or requires a various coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are plentiful colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, red, green, purple yellow, and orange. It is essential to do your research if you plan to purchase, flush, or replace the coolant in your car. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Crown CDJR offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. To browse all of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still invest coolant or antifreeze from Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro directly at a extensive cost.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Ram 1500?

Common symptoms that your Ram 1500 needs a coolant flush are:

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

What kind of coolant does Ram 1500 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 represent the same thing. It's significant to reference your Ram 1500 owner's manual for the obvious type of coolant basic and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ram 1500 trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the accurate coolant is used. Give Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro a call today!

What color coolant does Ram 1500 use?

It's draconian 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 positive to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you are using. When looking for the right coolant for your Ram 1500, 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 1500 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 much coolant does a Ram 1500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly unmistakable level of coolant. To see the definite amount essential you should always check your Ram 1500 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro and we'll resolution any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

Ram 1500 Coolant Flush

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

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

What happens if my Ram 1500 runs out of coolant?

Your Ram 1500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a informed percentage range or your Ram 1500 engine elements 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 often should you change coolant in a Ram 1500?

Typically, you should have your Ram 1500 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 convinced it's diluted correctly. It's hard to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make convinced you catch any issues before they cause exacting damage. When it comes to your Ram 1500 engine, it's better safe than culpable.

How long does Ram 1500 coolant last?

How normally 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 distinguishable information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Ram 1500 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro a call at 3368951348 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.