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2013 Ram 1500 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 usually half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower down the speedy point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is tremendously laborious. Interestingly enough, this 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 combined to create the factual coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water extra, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being extra to the engine system. Give the advisors at Crown Dodge of Fayetteville a call at 9106726765 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service experts handle your coolant flush.

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

Crown Dodge offers a mixture of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. To shop any of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still purchase coolant or antifreeze from Crown Dodge of Fayetteville directly at a expansive price.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2013 Ram 1500?

Common symptoms that your 2013 Ram 1500 needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a 2013 Ram 1500?

Typically, you should have your 2013 Ram 1500 coolant flush completed every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are some instances where your car can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your car into Crown Dodge of Fayetteville, we will check your fluid levels and diagnose it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make confident it's diluted correctly. It's troublesome to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make confident you catch any issues before they cause powerful damage. When it comes to your 2013 Ram 1500 engine, it's better safe than remorseful.

What color coolant does 2013 Ram 1500 use?

It's unstable 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 bold to learn the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When looking for the right coolant for your 2013 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 2013 Ram 1500 to Crown Dodge of Fayetteville or give us a call at 9106726765. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save at this moment.

What happens if my 2013 Ram 1500 runs out of coolant?

Your 2013 Ram 1500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a bold percentage range or your 2013 Ram 1500 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant specifically 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 long does 2013 Ram 1500 coolant last?

How generally you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are frequent 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 precise information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2013 Ram 1500 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Crown Dodge of Fayetteville a call at 9106726765 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 2013 Ram 1500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly distinctive level of coolant. To see the conclusive amount crucial you should always check your 2013 Ram 1500 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Crown Dodge of Fayetteville and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avoid burns, make satisfied your automobile engine is congenial before checking your coolant level.

What kind of coolant does 2013 Ram 1500 use?

There are acceptable 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 mean the same thing. It's laborious to reference your 2013 Ram 1500 owner's manual for the specific type of coolant necessary and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ram 1500 trained service mechanics for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the fair coolant is used. Give Crown Dodge of Fayetteville a call today!

2013 Ram 1500 Coolant Flush

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

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