Ida Woods May/ 24/ 2019 | 0

Everyone knows how important regular maintenance for the vehicle. To get top performance out of your Jeep, Chrysler or Dodge car or truck, you need to stay on top of procedures like oil changes, belt check-ups and brake inspections. You and your family’s safety depends upon it. While your car owner’s manual has a complete lineup of safety and factory-recommended servicing instructions, you may also want to visit an authorized dealer who uses Mopar Parts.

As a rule of thumb, your shocks and struts should be changed every 50,000 miles to keep your car from having handling problems and body roll. Additionally, you can protect the engine of your car by changing worn sparks plugs, oxygen sensors that have gone bad and filthy air filters. This will also improve the performance of your engine.

It’s also important to have your dealer inspect your hoses on a regular basis. It’s estimated that 1 in 3 cars on the road today have a belt that is in need of replacement. While it may not be something you can replace yourself, make sure to have your authorized dealer replace your Mopar parts and hoses as needed.

A big area of discussion these days is how often you should have your oil changed for maximum performance. A good rule of thumb to follow is to replace your oil and oil filter every 5,000-7,500 miles or once a year, which ever comes first. The above rule of thumb is true for most late model cars. However, with older cars, you may need to change it more frequently.

Another area you should keep an eye on is your transmission. While most owners manuals say that you should never have to change your transmission fluid, this is usually not the case. Every 30,000 miles, you should change the transmission fluid and filter to insure optimum performance. By purchasing quality Mopar parts, you will extend the life of your maintenance rituals and insure a smooth running car day after day. Poor car maintenance will reduce your fuel efficiency and ultimately wear down your car, making for a poor re-sale in the future and an uneven wear for you down the road.