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Chrysler 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 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 vital. This seemingly 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 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 Jeep Tucson a call at 5205941615 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service experts handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Chrysler 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 purple green, red, blue, yellow, 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 Tucson directly at a great price.

Chrysler Coolant Flush

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

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

How long does Chrysler 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 virtually 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 data on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Chrysler maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Tucson a call at 5205941615 today and ask one of our OEM-trained technicians or advisers. You can still book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

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

Common symptoms that your Chrysler needs a coolant flush are:

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

How often should you change coolant in a Chrysler?

Normally, you should have your Chrysler coolant flush finished 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 Tucson, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted accurately. It's important 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 Chrysler engine, it's better safe than sorry.

How much coolant does a Chrysler take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount needed you should repeatedly check your Chrysler owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Tucson 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.

What color coolant does Chrysler use?

It's vital 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, nevertheless, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, consistently be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're utilizing. When looking for the correct coolant for your Chrysler, you need to consistently check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are utilizing the right coolant is to send your Chrysler to Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Tucson or give us a call at 5205941615. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

What kind of coolant does Chrysler 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 constantly mean the same thing. It's essential to reference your Chrysler owner's manual for the specific type of coolant necessary and the specific intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service concluded. Or you can call one of our Chrysler factory certified service mechanics for any details you need. We can still schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Tucson a call today!

What happens if my Chrysler runs out of coolant?

Your Chrysler doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your Chrysler engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably damaged. If you run out of coolant completely 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.

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