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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 regularly half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to cut down down the congenial point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extraordinarily difficult. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the preeminent ingredient in the historic 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 fitting 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 experts at Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram a call at 8136948784 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service veterans handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including RAM has developed its own coolant or requires a explicit coolant that is unique to discrete years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, yellow, green, purple red, and orange. It is practical to do your research if you plan to shop, 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 browse 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 cost.

How long does RAM 1500 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 positive information on what intervals your coolant needs to be interchanged, check your 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 much coolant does a RAM 1500 take or need?

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

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

How often should you change coolant in a RAM 1500?

Typically, you should have your RAM 1500 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 diagnose it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make satisfied it's diluted correctly. It's alarming to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make satisfied you catch any issues before they cause alarming damage. When it comes to your RAM 1500 engine, it's better strong than apologetic.

What happens if my RAM 1500 runs out of coolant?

Your RAM 1500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a actual percentage range or your 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.

What kind of coolant does RAM 1500 use?

There are innumerable 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 indicate the identical thing. It's difficult to reference your RAM 1500 owner's manual for the clear type of coolant crucial and the peculiar 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 sure the deliberate coolant is used. Give Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram a call today!

RAM 1500 Coolant Flush

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

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

What color coolant does 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 positive to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 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 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 at this moment.

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

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

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