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2018 RAM 1500 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is frequently 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 chilly point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely hard. Interestingly enough, this isn't the initial 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 apt 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 advisors 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 RAM has developed its own coolant or requires a exact coolant that is unique to private years and models. There are many colors of coolants to aid distinguish each including yellow, purple red, blue, green, and orange. It is cooperative to do your research if you plan to invest, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Courtesy offers a variety 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 Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram directly at a dazzling value.

What happens if my 2018 RAM 1500 runs out of coolant?

Your 2018 RAM 1500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a practical percentage differ or your 2018 RAM 1500 engine components 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.

2018 RAM 1500 Coolant Flush

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

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

How long does 2018 RAM 1500 coolant last?

How constantly 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 peculiar information on what intervals your coolant needs to be interchanged, check your 2018 RAM 1500 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram a call at 8136948784 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.

How often should you change coolant in a 2018 RAM 1500?

Typically, you should have your 2018 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 audit it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's crucial to have this checked each 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause precarious damage. When it comes to your 2018 RAM 1500 engine, it's curious active than liable.

What color coolant does 2018 RAM 1500 use?

It's vital 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 confident to learn the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2018 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 2018 RAM 1500 to Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram or give us a call at 8136948784. Schedule service online and use one of our countless coolant flush coupons to save straightaway.

How much coolant does a 2018 RAM 1500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly disparate level of coolant. To see the exact payment decisive you should always check your 2018 RAM 1500 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What kind of coolant does 2018 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 mean the same thing. It's convincing to reference your 2018 RAM 1500 owner's manual for the confident type of coolant basic and the personal 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 fearless the honest coolant is used. Give Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram a call today!

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2018 RAM 1500?

Common symptoms that your 2018 RAM 1500 needs a coolant flush are:

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