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Routine maintenance is essential when you own a vehicle since it keeps your car running smoothly. Your owner’s manual outlines the recommended maintenance schedule to keep your particular make and model in top-notch condition. Since the engine is one of the most important parts of your vehicle, it’s important to take care of it properly. Whether your car’s engine requires maintenance or repairs, the Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) Centerville team has you and your vehicle covered.
Regular oil changes are probably the most critical routine maintenance service you can perform for your engine. Every vehicle requires regular oil changes to keep the oil that lubricates the various components of the engine moving smoothly. Since oil inevitably gets dirty over time, reducing its efficacy, it’s imperative to change the oil to remove the dirt and sludge from the engine.
Your owner’s manual provides the manufacturer’s recommendations for the frequency of oil changes, typically ranging from every 3,000 to 10,000 miles, depending on the oil type. Many vehicles today also feature oil life percentages to let you know when you need to change the oil. Even if you don’t drive a lot, your car still requires regular oil changes to keep all the components running as they should. The skilled professionals at Performance CJDR Centerville’s service center are available to change your vehicle’s oil to keep the engine running at its best.
Along with an oil change, a routine engine service should include checking all the critical fluids, such as antifreeze, steering fluid, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluid. These fluids should all be inspected for contamination and low levels, which typically indicate that further service may be necessary. Any fluids below the manufacturer’s recommended level should be topped off during an engine service. Other features that may be inspected during a routine engine check include the following:
Taking care of your vehicle will not only extend its life but also save money in the long run. Routine maintenance, including regular engine checks, is the best way to prolong the life of your vehicle. Your car’s lifespan will be extended by following the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding maintenance services, from oil changes to transmission flushes to replacing the tires.
Preventative maintenance allows you to deal with your vehicle’s smaller issues before they become big problems. Without routine maintenance, you may need to replace engine components, which can be expensive. For example, if you skip changing your car’s oil, it can damage the engine, resulting in a much higher expense than an oil change. You can also save money on fuel with a well-maintained vehicle. When a vehicle runs at its optimal level, it tends to be more fuel efficient. Schedule your engine service at Performance CJDR Centerville today to prevent more significant issues.
Be sure to pay attention to your vehicle so that you don’t miss signs that something may be wrong. The engine may exhibit a variety of symptoms indicating that it needs to be serviced or repaired by the trained technicians at Performance CJDR Centerville. The common signs include the following:
A knocking noise from the engine typically means the bearings are failing. The engine’s moving parts rest on these bearings. So, if they seize up, the engine may require a massive repair or even replacement.
An increase in exhaust smoke or change in color often indicates a problem with your vehicle’s engine. Black exhaust can mean too much gas enters the combustion chamber, while blue smoke signals oil burning in the engine. If you notice white smoke, it can mean that coolant is leaking into the engine.
Difficulty getting up to speed or reduced fuel economy can indicate a problem with your car’s engine. Performance CJDR Centerville experts will be happy to inspect your vehicle’s engine if you’re experiencing reduced performance.
If your vehicle feels like it’s going to shut off when idling, you need to get it into the repair shop soon. Rough idling can be caused by corroded or dirty spark plugs, a problem with the fuel pump, a clogged fuel filter, or bad ignition coils.
When the check engine light comes on, it’s your vehicle’s way of telling you that something is wrong and you need to get the error codes scanned. Your check engine light may even come on without noticeable changes in your vehicle’s operation. Whether or not you notice any issues, once your check engine light is on, you need to have diagnostics and related repairs performed before it gets worse.
Your vehicle’s engine should be inspected at least once a year to ensure it runs properly. During an engine service, trained technicians inspect the engine components to see if anything needs to be repaired or replaced to keep you on the road. You want to catch any potential issues before they leave you stranded on the side of the road or stuck in your driveway. Schedule your engine service appointment today at Performance CJDR Centerville to keep your vehicle running properly.
The service center at Performance CJDR Centerville is equipped to service your car’s engine from routine maintenance to engine repair. You can schedule your service online or call us at (937) 800-3790 to speak to our experts. You can find us at 95 Loop Road in Centerville, Ohio, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Regardless of your requirements, our service team can get your vehicle up and running at peak performance. Call us today to learn more about our services at Performance CJDR Centerville.