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Your Most Common Service FAQs Answered at Chapman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Here at Chapman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Horsham, our service department is committed to taking the stress out of vehicle maintenance. Our team boasts an assortment of seasoned, factory-trained techs who also happen to be customer-centered and enthusiastic about all things Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram. Whatever issues your vehicle has, we can fix them. The following are the most common automobile maintenance concerns, service FAQs, and some helpful answers.

Service Center Hours

  • Monday 07:30AM - 06:00PM
  • Tuesday 07:30AM - 06:00PM
  • Wednesday 07:30AM - 06:00PM
  • Thursday 07:30AM - 06:00PM
  • Friday 07:30AM - 06:00PM
  • Saturday 07:30AM - 04:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

Showroom Hours

  • Monday 09:00AM - 08:00PM
  • Tuesday 09:00AM - 08:00PM
  • Wednesday 09:00AM - 08:00PM
  • Thursday 09:00AM - 08:00PM
  • Friday 09:00AM - 08:00PM
  • Saturday 09:00AM - 05:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

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How Often Should You Have Your Vehicle Serviced?

As a general rule, we recommend that you receive maintenance for your car, truck, or SUV every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. That's roughly once per year. However, sooner is always better than later. It's better to catch issues before they manifest as opposed to bringing in your vehicle after it breaks down.

If you have your vehicle's owner's manual, consult it for recommendations on service types and intervals. Some vehicle components need more frequent, seasonal service than others, such as your battery, brakes, fluids, engine, and AC/heating. We know that finances don't always permit a trip to our service department. Luckily, we run service/parts coupons and specials. We update and change them seasonally, so check back often.

What are the Most Common Types of Service Needed?

The most common types of automotive services needed include tires, brakes, and oil. If your tires are seasonal, it's advisable to swap them for seasonally appropriate tires as temperatures rise and drop around Doylestown. Winter tires are softer than summer tires to optimize traction on icy roads. In warmer temperatures, winter tires erode quickly.

Do You Need to Change All-Season Tires?

Yes. You may need to change your tires or at least have them rotated. Rotating your all-season tires periodically ensures even tread wear and safe, efficient performance around Maple Glen, PA and beyond.

How Often Should You Change Your Brakes or Brake Pads?

One typically thinks of pads when one thinks of brakes. You can indeed drive for years and years with the same brake pads. However, brakes also entail lines, discs, drums, and rotors that can wear down at uneven rates. To be on the safe side, we recommend having your brakes checked at least every six months.

At What Point is it Best to Get an Oil Change?

Engine oil keeps your vehicle's heart pumping smoothly and cleanly. It lubricates your car, SUV, or truck's engine and keeps it clean of impurities. Over time, oil becomes dirty and heavy. It slows down your engine, significantly compromising its ability to combust and generate the energy you need for long driving days in the Ambler area.

Shoot for an oil change every 3,000 to 7,500 miles. Today's engines are so high tech and synthetic oils of such high quality, you might be fine if you wait until 7,500 miles. We prefer to see you sooner than that, just in case.

What are Some Other Common Types of Auto Service?

Your vehicle's ignition, electrical systems, and AC/heating system are prime candidates for seasonal service. The ignition system includes your vehicle's battery and starter. The average car battery life is two to five years. Starting your vehicle in both extremely hot and cold weather shaves time off of your battery's lifespan. More often then not, your battery just needs a replacement of fluids. Similarly, your vehicle's electrical system, which contains fuses and bulbs, might simply require a few new fuses and bulbs.

AC and heating should be included on the list of items for a springtime maintenance visit at our dealership near Philadelphia. You'll rest easier knowing your AC is on point long before summer rolls around. At the same visit, you might have your seasonal tires changed/rotated, your brakes checked, your windshield wipers inspected, and all necessary fluids replaced or refilled.

In any case, a visit to our service department for routine maintenance allows our team to give your vehicle a complete inspection. During the inspection, we can check for common problems, anticipate issues, and recommend the best course of action.

Visit Chapman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Horsham to Learn More

Our dealership is the place for authentic OEM parts. Plus, our certified techs are trained to install genuine OEM parts and accessories. With service/parts coupons and specials, you're very likely to save a few bucks as you upgrade your ride. Be sure to schedule your next service appointment at our dealership. Serving drivers from Philadelphia, Doylestown, and surrounding areas, we look forward to helping you take expert care of your vehicle. We look forward to working with you soon!