Recommended Service Intervals for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM
Maintenance Recommendation Intervals
We base our Real Life Maintenance Recommendation Intervals on our local driving conditions. Many of the costly repairs we perform regularly in our shop are a result of not having these maintenance services done.
Oil Change Service – Every 5,000 Miles or 6 months
- Oil is commonly referred to as the life-blood of an engine and for good reason. Proper lubrication is essential to the health of your engine. This means that you should regularly replace your engine oil and oil filter.
Tire Rotation – Every 5,000 Miles
- Rotating tires helps extend their life by balancing the tread wear. This can help prevent noise and vibration problems
Fuel System Service – Every 15,000 Miles
- Having a fuel system service performed periodically will help ensure that your vehicle performs efficiently, extend the life of the engine, improve engine performance, and increase fuel economy. If the fuel system isn’t serviced, the fuel injectors can become clogged. Clogged fuel injectors can cause several problems including low power or poor acceleration, eventually leading to serious problems with the engine. Having the fuel system serviced will also improve fuel economy, reducing your vehicle’s carbon footprint.
Engine Coolant Service – Every 60,000 Miles or 10 Years
- The anti-corrosion additives within your engine coolant have a limited lifespan. Once they wear out, the dissimilar metals in your cooling system and engine begin to interact with one another and with oxygen in the system to form corrosion and ion transfer.
Transmission Fluid Service – Every 45,000 Miles
- Transmission gears provide power from the engine to the drive wheels. They shift automatically to deliver the best power and efficiency for the speed of your driving. These gears are cooled and lubricated by a special transmission fluid. Through time, this transmission fluid eventually degrades and its lubricant properties diminish. Changing your transmission fluid at the right time will help prevent premature wear and damage to your transmission.
Transfer Case Fluid Service – Every 30,000 Miles
- Like a transmission, the transfer case uses gears to provide power. These gears are cooled and lubricated by a special fluid. Through time, this fluid eventually degrades, and its ability to lubricate internal components is reduced. Changing your transfer case fluid at the right time will help prevent premature wear and damage to your transmission.
Differential Fluid Services – Every 30,000 Miles
- Similar to a transmission, differentials use gears to direct power to the wheels. These gears are cooled and lubricated by a special fluid. As time goes by, this fluid begins to break down and its lubricant properties diminish. Changing your differential fluid at the right time will help prevent premature wear and damage to your transmission.
Power Steering Fluid Service – Every 30,000 Miles
- Hydraulic power steering systems use pressurized power steering fluid to reduce the effort required to steer your vehicle. Over time, heat generated by the power steering pump, moisture, and contaminants within the system will eventually cause the fluid to break down. Once it becomes contaminated, it can cause hydraulic problems and premature wear.
Brake Fluid Service – Every 45,000 Miles
- Your brakes are engaged through a hydraulic system. But when the fluid in that system is contaminated by condensation, its boiling point is lowered, and it can turn to gas—which is compressible. This leads to a “squishy” brake pedal. To ensure that your brakes work as advertised, bleed your brake system of its fluid and replace it with new brake fluid.