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Dodge Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is ordinarily a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are typically half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is very critical. This probably isn't the first 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 mixed to design the proper 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 Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Sandy a call at 3852130216 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service consultants handle your coolant flush.

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

offers a wide range 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 Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Sandy directly at a great price.

What happens if my Dodge runs out of coolant?

Your Dodge doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your Dodge engine parts can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably broken. If you run out of coolant entirely due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your whole engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

What kind of coolant does Dodge use?

There are many types and colors of coolant from inorganic to organic to hybrid. To make things even more bewildering, the color of the coolant doesn't always mean the same thing. It's critical to reference your Dodge owner's manual for the specific type of coolant required and the specific intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Dodge factory certified service technicians for any advice you need. We can likewise schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Sandy a call today!

How long does Dodge coolant last?

How often you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many types of coolants. 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 suggested 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 specific advice on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Dodge maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Sandy a call at 3852130216 today and ask one of our OEM-trained mechanics or advisers. You can still book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

What color coolant does Dodge use?

It's critical to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are frequently orange, yellow, red or purple, Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT) coolants are orange and yellow. So evidently, there's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are frequently green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, repeatedly be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're utilizing. When looking for the correct coolant for your Dodge, you need to repeatedly check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are utilizing the right coolant is to send your Dodge to Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Sandy or give us a call at 3852130216. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

How often should you change coolant in a Dodge?

Normally, you should have your Dodge coolant flush completed each 30,000 miles or each two years. There are certain instances where your vehicle can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your vehicle into Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Sandy, we will check your fluid levels and examine it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted perfectly. It's vital to have this checked each 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause dramatic damage. When it comes to your Dodge engine, it's better safe than sorry.

Dodge Coolant Flush

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

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

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

Common symptoms that your Dodge needs a coolant flush are:

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

How much coolant does a Dodge take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount necessary you should regularly check your Dodge owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Sandy and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avoid burns, make sure your car engine is cool before checking your coolant level.

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