New Chrysler? Regular Maintenance Will Keep It Going for Years

August 17th, 2016 by

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New Chrysler? Regular maintenance and care will keep it going for years and years. There are many factors that go into properly maintaining a car to keep it lasting as long as possible with very little issues. Here are some tips and tricks for maintaining your new Chrysler as long as possible.

Basic car service and care

Basic car service and car sounds really obvious, however, many people put it off, or don’t know what they need to have done and when to do it. So, we are here to clear this up for you!

The first question most people have is, how long do I wait between oil changes? It depends because each car is different. Looking in you car’s manual is the best way to find out for your car specifically. However, as a general rule of thumb for most cars is between 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

The next question people have is, what exactly gets done at an oil change? Generally at regular oil change checks oil levels are checked and re-filled, and a brief inspection of the car and engine is done to see if anything else needs to be done.

For cars with higher mileage, you will want to make sure your service visit includes things like tires, brake pads, suspension and belt. Additionally, the transmission fluid might need to be changed out.

Besides service checks what can you to prolong the life of your car? It is really simple, clean it! Keeping your car clean will protect the paint for longer, and keep the inside in good condition for possibly selling in the future. Get monthly car washes and put a coat of wax on the car every couple months. If it rains in your climate, you might want to rinse it off after it has rained because the acidity in the rain can actually damage the car if there is prolonged exposure.

Repair problems and how to detect them

Another important component of car care to pay attention to is knowing when something with your car is wrong, and not ignoring it, ever! Some relatively common car issues to never neglect are engine problems, air conditioning issues, and a missing gas cap.

Engine problems are frustrating and unfortunately happen at the worst times. You will notice engine issues if the car isn’t starting, or cranks but won’t start. Engine issues can be caused by a few things, but three common causes for engine issues are a dead battery, wiring issues within the battery, or a leak. The easiest fix is a dead car battery because this just requires a jump start to fix. However, the other two reasons require a mechanic’s help.

Air conditioning issues are common, and horrible down here in the Florida heat. Determining air conditioning issues is easy because obviously, you’re A/C doesn’t work or doesn’t get cold. The most common reason that A/C systems stop working is a leak in the system. This issue can be fixed by a mechanic in no time.

A missing gas cap is also a common problem especially when a car is older and worn, but it is such an easy fix. It may not seem like a big issue, however it is. It can be a big problem because without this cap gas will escape causing a decrease in the car’s fuel economy, and a waste of the drivers gas money. Generally, this can be replaced for little to no money, so get it done as soon as the cap is missing or broken.

Car tips to maintain a healthy car

How you drive has more of an impact on the health of your car than you may know. Some things you can do as a driver to keep your car in good condition include: not waiting till you car is on the verge of running out of gas to fill up, avoiding potholes, drive slowly over bumps and train tracks, and come to a full stop before switching from reverse to drive and the other way around.

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