Don’t forget to check these 5 Things Off your Car Maintenance Checklist

Car service Fox Lake, IL

Fox Lake Dodge dealerships are here for you at every stage of your car ownership journey. From your first test drive to your final signature on the dotted line, your local Dodge dealership is by your side every step of the way.


At Ray Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, our commitment to providing you with the best customer service experience possible doesn’t end when you drive off into the sunset in your dream car. We’re proud to work together with you to provide service and maintenance for your vehicle throughout its lifetime.


Here are our helpful tips and recommendations for servicing your car:


  1. Check your car manual.

One of the first things you should do after buying your new vehicle is sit down and take a good look at your vehicle owner’s manual. Inside, you’ll find important information about recommended maintenance and a schedule to help you keep your car in tip-top shape.

  1. Stay up-to-date on oil changes.

This seems like a no-brainer but you’d be surprised how many people forget to stop by for frequent oil changes. An oil change removes old, dirty oil from your car and replaces it with fresh oil to keep your engine well-lubricated and running smoothly. You’ll need an oil change every 3,000 – 5,000 miles, or roughly every three months. Not sure which brand of oil is best for your vehicle? Our awesome service team at Ray Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can give you some recommendations.

  1. Don’t forget to rotate your tires.

Keeping your tires in good shape is integral to the overall health of your car. Tires have a huge impact on vehicle performance and fuel economy–worn down tires force your engine to work harder and use more fuel. When you rotate your tires, the tread on each tire wears down evenly, keeping your alignment in balance and relieving excess pressure on axles, joints and other critical parts. Make sure you get your tires rotated every 3,000 – 6,000 miles.


  1. Change your air filter.

Your vehicle’s air filter keeps your engine free of contaminants and helps regulate engine temperature. Dirty air filters cause increased fuel consumption and can even cause your car to overheat. Replace your air filter every 12,000 miles to keep your engine healthy.

  1. Keep your belts in check.

Save yourself time and money by getting your engine belts inspected every 36,000 miles. Remember–preventative maintenance can save you a lot of headaches down the road!


Can’t remember the last time your oil was changed? Visit a Dodge dealership near you to make a service appointment. Or just come down and meet the friendly service staff at Ray Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We’ll get you fixed up and on your way quickly, safely and for a price that won’t hurt your wallet.