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2013 RAM 1500 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 usually half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the bitter point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceedingly difficult. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the leading ingredient in the famous 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 noble coolant.

You can buy ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water added, or you can buy 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 experts handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, comprising RAM has developed its own coolant or requires a positive coolant that is exceptional to positive years and models. There are copious colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, yellow, red, purple green, and orange. It is difficult to do your research if you plan to search, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Copious models will not be applicable even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Courtesy offers a range 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 pay cash for coolant or antifreeze from Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram directly at a awesome price.

How much coolant does a 2013 RAM 1500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly different level of coolant. To see the exact amount needed you should always check your 2013 RAM 1500 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and we'll interpretation any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avoid burns, make bold your vehicle engine is congenial before checking your coolant level.

How long does 2013 RAM 1500 coolant last?

How often you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are copious 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 specific information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2013 RAM 1500 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram a call at 8136948784 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.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2013 RAM 1500?

Common symptoms that your 2013 RAM 1500 needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2013 RAM 1500?

Typically, you should have your 2013 RAM 1500 coolant flush completed each 30,000 miles or each 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 scan it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted accurately. It's marvelous to have this checked each 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause treacherous damage. When it comes to your 2013 RAM 1500 engine, it's better safe than sorry.

2013 RAM 1500 Coolant Flush

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

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

What happens if my 2013 RAM 1500 runs out of coolant?

Your 2013 RAM 1500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a definite percentage alter or your 2013 RAM 1500 engine components can start to rust, damage, 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.

What color coolant does 2013 RAM 1500 use?

It's main to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are commonly 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 commonly green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be fearless to find out the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When watching for the right coolant for your 2013 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 2013 RAM 1500 to Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram or give us a call at 8136948784. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

What kind of coolant does 2013 RAM 1500 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 normal to reference your 2013 RAM 1500 owner's manual for the definite type of coolant paramount 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 hopeful the correct coolant is used. Give Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram a call today!