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Jeep Compass Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is constantly 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 cold point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely critical. Interestingly enough, this isn't the initial time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the principal ingredient in the favored 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 accessible coolant.

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

Every vehicle manufacturer, consisting Jeep has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is unique to private years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including red, blue, green, yellow, purple and orange. It is troublesome to do your research if you plan to invest, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Countless models will not be admissible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Courtesy offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save now. 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 positive price.

What color coolant does Jeep Compass use?

It's main 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 Jeep Compass, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Jeep Compass 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.

Jeep Compass Coolant Flush

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

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

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

Common symptoms that your Jeep Compass needs a coolant flush are:

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

How long does Jeep Compass coolant last?

How naturally 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 accessible information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Jeep Compass maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram a call at 8136948784 rapidly 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 much coolant does a Jeep Compass take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly distinct level of coolant. To see the exact amount basic you should always check your Jeep Compass 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 impede burns, make convinced your vehicle engine is cool before checking your coolant level.

What happens if my Jeep Compass runs out of coolant?

Your Jeep Compass doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a certain percentage range or your Jeep Compass 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.

How often should you change coolant in a Jeep Compass?

Typically, you should have your Jeep Compass 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 satisfied it's diluted properly. It's terrific to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make satisfied you catch any issues before they cause critical damage. When it comes to your Jeep Compass engine, it's better safe than sorry.

What kind of coolant does Jeep Compass 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 mean the equal thing. It's mandatory to reference your Jeep Compass owner's manual for the other type of coolant fundamental and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Jeep Compass trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make positive the noble coolant is used. Give Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram a call today!