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Jeep Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is normally 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 extremely crucial. This probably isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the principal 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 develop 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 Dodge Jeep Ram 104th a call at 7207347801 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Jeep has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is distinct to individual years and models. There are several colors of coolants to help distinguish each including green, purple yellow, blue, red, and orange. It is essential 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 Dodge Jeep Ram 104th directly at a great price.

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

Common symptoms that your Jeep needs a coolant flush are:

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

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 repeatedly mean the same thing. It's important to reference your Jeep owner's manual for the specific type of coolant needed and the specific intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service finished. Or you can call one of our Jeep factory certified service mechanics for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Larry H. Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 104th a call today!

Jeep Coolant Flush

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

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

How long does Jeep coolant last?

How regularly 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 data 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 Dodge Jeep Ram 104th a call at 7207347801 today and ask one of our OEM-trained technicians or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

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 damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your complete 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?

Normally, you should have your Jeep coolant flush concluded every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are certain instances where your car can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your car into Larry H. Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 104th, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted properly. It's crucial to have this checked every 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.

How much coolant does a Jeep take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount required you should constantly check your Jeep owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Larry H. Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 104th and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

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

What color coolant does Jeep use?

It's important to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are ordinarily 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 ordinarily green, nevertheless, 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 Dodge Jeep Ram 104th or give us a call at 7207347801. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

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