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Ram 3500 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is typically a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are commonly half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lessen the cold 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 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 good coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water increased, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being increased 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 technicians and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Ram has developed its own coolant or requires a pronounced coolant that is occasional to various years and models. There are several colors of coolants to help distinguish each including purple green, yellow, red, blue, and orange. It is hard to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Innumerable models will not be admissible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Crown CDJR offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. To search 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 fascinating price.

What kind of coolant does 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 represent the same thing. It's basic to reference your Ram 3500 owner's manual for the particular type of coolant needed and the peculiar intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ram 3500 effective service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make hopeful the decent coolant is used. Give Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro a call today!

What happens if my Ram 3500 runs out of coolant?

Your Ram 3500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a definite percentage collection or your Ram 3500 engine elements can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant exclusively 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 3500?

Typically, you should have your Ram 3500 coolant flush completed every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are some instances where your car can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you deliver your car into Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro, we will check your fluid levels and investigate it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make hopeful it's diluted correctly. It's decisive to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make hopeful you catch any issues before they cause adequate damage. When it comes to your Ram 3500 engine, it's better safe than guilty.

What color coolant does Ram 3500 use?

It's primary 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're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 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 Ram 3500 to Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro or give us a call at 3368951348. Schedule service online and use one of our bountiful coolant flush coupons to save now.

How long does Ram 3500 coolant last?

How often you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are tolerable 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 confident information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 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 technicians or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

Ram 3500 Coolant Flush

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

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

How much coolant does a Ram 3500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly contrasting level of coolant. To see the definitive amount basic you should always check your Ram 3500 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Greensboro and we'll explanation any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To impede burns, make satisfied your vehicle engine is friendly before checking your coolant level.

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

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

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