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Jeep 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 generally 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 extremely essential. This undoubtedly isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the primary 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 create 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 technicians and service consultants handle your coolant flush.

Every car manufacturer, including Jeep has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including red, blue, purple yellow, green, and orange. It is critical 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.

How long does Jeep coolant last?

How frequently 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 relatively 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 specific details on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Jeep 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 technicians or advisers. You can likewise book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

How much coolant does a Jeep take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount needed you should invariably check your Jeep 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.

Jeep Coolant Flush

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

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

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

Common symptoms that your Jeep needs a coolant flush are:

  • Your temperature gauge will read far above normal with the engine on for a few minutes.
  • Your heater may stop working
  • Sediment or rust will be visible in the coolant
  • Unexpected grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Coolant will normally leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • 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.

How often should you change coolant in a Jeep?

Normally, you should have your Jeep coolant flush concluded 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 correctly. 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 Jeep engine, it's better secure than sorry.

What happens if my Jeep runs out of coolant?

Your Jeep doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your Jeep engine parts can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably broken. If you run out of coolant absolutely 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 Jeep use?

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

What color coolant does Jeep use?

It's important to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are normally 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 normally green, nonetheless, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, invariably be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the correct coolant for your Jeep, you need to invariably check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Jeep 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.

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