How to Extend the Life of Your Car

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How to Extend the Life of Your Car in Punta Gorda, FL

Here at Gettel Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, we recognize that you’re always on the move. When it’s time for vehicle maintenance, you can trust our service department to provide the attention your car needs, whether it’s a simple oil change or a more substantial repair. Our highly skilled technicians have years of experience and are equipped to attend to all your model’s needs. Staying on top of your vehicle’s maintenance is critical if you want to keep it running for years to come. Keep reading for some proactive measures you can take to ensure your vehicle stays in tip-top shape.

Wash & wax your vehicle regularly.

With a regular wax and wash, you can keep your vehicle’s exterior sparkling and safeguard it from the elements.

Don’t forget the interior.

It’s also important to clean your vehicle’s interior on a regular basis. Use a vacuum to remove any dirt, dust or crumbs that have accumulated over time. If you have leather seats, care for them with a leather cleaner and protector. With upholstered seats, use an upholstery cleaner and fabric protectant to keep them in good condition.

Keep an eye on your tires.

Having good tires is key to maximizing your vehicle’s lifespan. It’s important to ensure that your tires have plenty of tread and the correct tire pressure. On top of checking the tread and tire pressure frequently, regularly rotating your tires is essential to preventing premature wear and tear.

Keep up with oil changes.

Want to maintain your engine’s smooth and efficient operation? Avoid delaying routine oil changes. Your owner’s manual should have information on how often your vehicle needs an oil change.

Change the filters.

Refer to your owner’s manual for guidance on when to change your car’s oil, fuel, transmission and air filters. Replacing these on a frequent basis will help ensure your vehicle’s longevity.

Repair damage to your windshield as soon as possible.

You shouldn’t ignore a small chip or crack in your windshield. You’ll risk having to replace your entire windshield, as a tiny crack has the potential to grow into a bigger issue with time.

Use genuine OEM parts.

In short, only authentic CDJR parts can provide you with the quality your vehicle needs. When in doubt, let our CDJR experts help you find the replacement parts you’re looking for.

Make sure fluids are at the correct level.

Last but not least, your vehicle requires a variety of fluids to run properly, so don’t forget to check the fluid levels regularly. You can find out how often they should be replaced by referring to your owner’s manual or asking any of our trained technicians — we’re here to help!

These are just a few steps to follow in order to keep your vehicle healthy and on the road for a long time. If you have any questions about your vehicle’s maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team or stop by our dealership at 2323 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 . We look forward to serving our customers near Port Charlotte, North Port, Venice and Fort Myers.