Please wait while the page loads...

2012 Jeep Cherokee Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is commonly 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 cool point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely important. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the prevailing 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 appropriate coolant.

You can pay cash for ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water added, or you can pay cash for full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being added to the engine system. Give the experts at Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram a call at 8136948784 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, comprising Jeep has developed its own coolant or requires a conclusive coolant that is unlikely to private years and models. There are countless colors of coolants to aid distinguish each including red, blue, yellow, purple green, and orange. It is giant to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be admissible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Courtesy offers a assortment of coolant flush coupons to aid 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 Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram directly at a heavy price.

How often should you change coolant in a 2012 Jeep Cherokee?

Typically, you should have your 2012 Jeep Cherokee 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 Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted perfectly. It's appealing to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause hazardous damage. When it comes to your 2012 Jeep Cherokee engine, it's better safe than sorry.

What color coolant does 2012 Jeep Cherokee use?

It's efficient to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are constantly 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 constantly green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be hopeful to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When browsing for the right coolant for your 2012 Jeep Cherokee, 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 Jeep Cherokee to Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram or give us a call at 8136948784. Schedule service online and use one of our bountiful coolant flush coupons to save today.

How much coolant does a 2012 Jeep Cherokee take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly disparate level of coolant. To see the diversified amount essential you should always check your 2012 Jeep Cherokee owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and we'll resolution any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To prohibit burns, make sure your vehicle engine is pleasant before checking your coolant level.

What kind of coolant does 2012 Jeep Cherokee 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 express the same thing. It's important to reference your 2012 Jeep Cherokee owner's manual for the specific type of coolant imperative and the singular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Jeep Cherokee trained service mechanics for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make positive the suitable coolant is used. Give Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram a call today!

How long does 2012 Jeep Cherokee 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 exact information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2012 Jeep Cherokee maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram a call at 8136948784 straightaway 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.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2012 Jeep Cherokee?

Common symptoms that your 2012 Jeep Cherokee needs a coolant flush are:

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

2012 Jeep Cherokee Coolant Flush

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

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

What happens if my 2012 Jeep Cherokee runs out of coolant?

Your 2012 Jeep Cherokee doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a amicable percentage differ or your 2012 Jeep Cherokee engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant precisely due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your whole engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.