Service FAQs

Service FAQs

When you’re aware of what could be ailing your car, you’ll be ready to schedule an appointment near Saline, Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Common car questions will be answered right here by LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Saline.

If you have more questions, please contact us online and we can help.

When to Change Your Car’s Oil

Every car comes with different guidelines on how often to change the oil. At one time, you could rely on the 3,000-mile standard. Now, cars may carry a diverse array of mileage requirements, so it’s best to check your owner’s manual.

Your car may need an oil change every 6,000 miles or every six months. If your car uses synthetic oil or a synthetic blend, it may not need an oil change until it reaches the 10,000-mile or even the 15,000-mile interval.

Sticking to oil changes every six months can be a good rule of thumb. You may want to talk to one of our service techs about how often your car’s oil should be changed. They are experts and are knowledgeable about a range of cars and their individual needs.

Do You Know How to Change Windshield Wipers?

Knowing how to change your vehicle’s windshield wipers can be convenient. If you cannot make it into our dealership or want to change them yourself, you’ll know exactly what to do.

Before you take on this job, you should measure the wipers you already use . Wipers for various types of cars may differ in size and quality. In fact, both the left wiper and the right wiper may not be the same size, so you’ll need to know before you get new ones.

Buy your wipers and remove the rubber from each wiper arm on your vehicle. Then, you’ll slide the new wiper onto the wiper arm. Once you do one side, then you can do the other.

Common Transmission Problems

If your car will not move, there’s a good chance it has a transmission problem. However, other subtle symptoms may give you pause. For example, what’s that pinkish-red liquid on the driveway? Why does your car smell like burning toast?

These two symptoms usually signal that you have a leak in the transmission system. If you want to know for sure before scheduling an appointment at our dealership, you can perform this simple, quick test.

Put a piece of cardboard under your car. Wait a few minutes, and then remove it and examine it. Is there a pinkish or a reddish stain on the cardboard? If so, your car has a transmission fluid leak. Make sure you bring your car in so that we can tend to the repair.

How Long Do Tires Last?

After six years of use, most tires must be replaced. If you’ve been monitoring their inflation, going for regular tire rotations, and taking care as to where you drive, your vehicle’s tires could potentially last longer. Let your service tech know, and then they can assess the tires.

Assessments include examining the tire surfaces to see how worn they look and measuring the treads. If the tire treads are deep, you may be able to extend the tires’ life a little longer. If they’re not deep at all, you’re going to need a new set.

Review the Service FAQs

Become aware of what’s going on with your car by reviewing our service FAQs. These give Saline, Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor, MI, car owners more insight as to what may be affecting their car’s performance.

To schedule a service appointment, contact LaFontaine CDJR of Saline online.

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