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Jim Riehl's Friendly Chrysler Jeep

32899 Van Dyke Avenue
Directions Warren, MI 48093

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Service Tips You Can't Avoid


SIX CAR REPAIRS YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO SKIP

 

  1. ENGINE TUNE-UPS

 

Yes today's modern engine still need tune-ups.  Although, the tune-ups today are different than what was expected in years past, the tune up is designed to

                  Improve Reliability

                  Reduce Air Pollution

                  Improve Performance

                  Improve Fuel Economy

                 

To help ensure good performance and economy we recommend that owners become familiar with the tune-up and maintenance recommendations for their vehicle.

 

                              Tune-Ups Include

 

                  Replace Spark Plugs

                  Scan Powertrain Computer for Faults

                  Check Air Intake for Carbon Build Up

                  Check Fuel Injector Performance

                  Inspect Engine Mechanical, Electrical, and Emission Systems

                  Camshaft Synchronization on Applicable Models

 

Some Recommended Tune-Up Intervals

 

      5.7 Liter Hemi Engine,           30,000 miles

      4.7 Liter Engine,                     30,000 miles

      3.7 Liter Engine,                     30,000 miles

      2.0 Liter Engine,                     30,000 miles

      2.4 Liter Engine,                     30,000 miles 

      2.7 Liter Engine,                     102,000 miles

      3.3 Liter Engine,                     102,000 miles

      3.8 Liter Engine,                     102,000 miles

 

This is just a sample of the mileage intervals, recommendations may vary by model and year.  Please see Service Advisor for complete details

 

 

     

  1. OIL CHANGES

 

The oil is your engine's life line.  Impurities build up in the oil system unless it is changed on a regular basis, and most engines will consume some oil.  Saving money on oil changes may cost in the long run.

 

 

  1. AIR FILTER

 

Changing an Air Filter is inexpensive and easy.  Not replacing it on a regular basis, on the other hand, can be very costly.  A dirty Air filter can reduce fuel economy by as much as 10%.  With gas at $2.50 a gallon you can have a 100% return on investment in less than 250 miles!

 

  1. BRAKES

 

Brake pads wear gradually and therefore you may not notice the change in braking performance right away.  A vehicle with worn pads will still stop, just not as well.  The real cost savings may be in the brake rotors.  Pads that have worn too far will damage the rotors requiring them to be replaced.  Brakes should be checked on a regular basis to monitor the level of wear.

 

  1. TAIL LIGHTS

 

It is easy to ignore tail lights and brake lights because they are difficult to check by yourself.  It is very important to safety to let other drivers know what you are doing, and even more important today with distracted drivers.

 

  1. WIPER BLADES

 

Wiper blades should be changed yearly or more frequently if they are damaged or worn.

Damaged or worn blades can be a rear safety hazard by impairing your visibility and consequently reducing your reaction time.  Wipers wear gradually so it is difficult to notice the reduced visibility.  Also you may not think of them until the weather is bad and you need them the most.