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Vehicle Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is usually 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 lessen the cold point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely crucial. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the classic 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 lawful 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 advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, comprising Vehicle has developed its own coolant or requires a definite coolant that is unique to decisive years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including red, blue, yellow, green, purple and orange. It is extraordinary to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Innumerable models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

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What color coolant does Vehicle 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 looking for the right coolant for your Vehicle, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Vehicle to Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram or give us a call at 8136948784. Schedule service online and use one of our plentiful coolant flush coupons to save today.

How often should you change coolant in a Vehicle?

Typically, you should have your Vehicle 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 courageous it's diluted perfectly. It's basic to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make courageous you catch each issues before they cause hazardous damage. When it comes to your Vehicle engine, it's better safe than liable.

What kind of coolant does Vehicle 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 critical to reference your Vehicle owner's manual for the definitive 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 Vehicle trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the honorable coolant is used. Give Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram a call today!

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

Common symptoms that your Vehicle needs a coolant flush are:

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

Vehicle Coolant Flush

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

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

What happens if my Vehicle runs out of coolant?

Your Vehicle doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a decisive percentage collection or your Vehicle engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant solely 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 much coolant does a Vehicle take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly assorted level of coolant. To see the specific sum essential you should always check your Vehicle owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and we'll explanation any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

How long does Vehicle coolant last?

How commonly 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 definite information on what intervals your coolant needs to be replaced, check your Vehicle maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram a call at 8136948784 now 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.