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Dodge Durango Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is regularly 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 decrease the crisp point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely troublesome. Interestingly enough, this isn't the original time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the prominent 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 convincing 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 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 Dodge has developed its own coolant or requires a distinct coolant that is unique to personal years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, blue, purple green, red, and orange. It is hard to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Countless models will not be important 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 pay cash for coolant or antifreeze from Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram directly at a great price.

How long does Dodge Durango 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 discrete information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Dodge Durango 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.

Dodge Durango Coolant Flush

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

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

How much coolant does a Dodge Durango take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly assorted level of coolant. To see the clear amount crucial you should always check your Dodge Durango owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Dodge Durango?

Common symptoms that your Dodge Durango needs a coolant flush are:

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

What color coolant does Dodge Durango use?

It's meaningful 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 convinced to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When considering for the right coolant for your Dodge Durango, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Dodge Durango 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.

How often should you change coolant in a Dodge Durango?

Typically, you should have your Dodge Durango coolant flush completed each 30,000 miles or each two years. There are some instances where your car can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you transport your car 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 hopeful it's diluted correctly. It's vital to have this checked each 15,000 miles to make hopeful you catch any issues before they cause exacting wear and tear. When it comes to your Dodge Durango engine, it's improved active than remorseful.

What kind of coolant does Dodge Durango use?

There are frequent 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 essential to reference your Dodge Durango owner's manual for the different type of coolant needed and the personal intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Dodge Durango licensed service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the constitutional coolant is used. Give Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram a call today!

What happens if my Dodge Durango runs out of coolant?

Your Dodge Durango doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a certain percentage range or your Dodge Durango engine elements can start to rust, wear and tear, 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.