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CDJR Service FAQs

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Seasoned drivers know that a car's dependability is often largely based on the care it receives. Adhering to the recommend service intervals for oil changes, tire rotations and fluid flushes can help a car run like new for years to come, which is why our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealership near Washington stresses the importance of regular vehicle maintenance.

To help you learn more about common automotive maintenance needs, we're sharing answers to some of the most frequent questions we hear below. Of course, our Chrysler service advisors are willing to address anything else that may be on your mind regarding Ram maintenance or Dodge service requirements. Pay us a visit today!

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How Often Does My Car Need an Oil Change?

Everything from model-specific guidelines to driving habits and preferred motor oil can factor into the best oil change intervals for your Ram or Jeep. Generally speaking, the following Dodge oil change intervals work well for our customers:

  • Synthetic Oil: 7,500 miles or more
  • Synthetic Blend or Semi-Synthetic Oil: 5,000 miles
  • Conventional Oil: 3,000 miles

The number of miles you usually drive in a year is key to determining when to have your oil changed. However, no matter how little you drive your vehicle, you should at least get an oil change annually. This will help to prevent the formation of sludge, which can be ruinous to even the most reliable Ram or Jeep engine.

How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

There is no single hard-and-fast answer to this. Depending on your style of driving and the local road conditions – whether you're often stuck in traffic or traveling along quiet country roads – Ram brakes can last anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 miles or more.

One indicator that it's time for Jeep brake work is if you hear squealing when applying the brakes. This noise is an audible wear indicator telling you it's time for new Dodge brake pads. If you begin hearing it with every stop, don't wait to schedule Ram service near Washington.

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