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Essential car knowledge: 4 things every Chrysler owner should know

Are you a proud Chrysler owner who wants to ensure your vehicle is maintained and functioning optimally? While some people may be content owning a car without having any knowledge about its inner workings, as an informed car owner, you have the power to extend the life of your prized ride.

Understand your warranty

If you’ve just purchased a brand-new Chrysler, you will already have a 3-year new car warranty. This provides a level of peace of mind in case something were to go wrong with your vehicle, and can also save you a significant amount of money on repairs and maintenance. With a warranty in place, specified issues that arise within the warranty’s timeframe will be covered by the manufacturer, allowing you to get your car fixed without having to pay out of pocket. You should consider a Mopar Extended Warranty to protect your investment. A Mopar extended warranty is the only warranty backed by FCA. 

Familiarise yourself with the maintenance schedule suggested by Chrysler 

Keeping your vehicle running smoothly is essential for safety and longevity. One important way to do that is by familiarising yourself with the suggested maintenance schedule from Chrysler. This schedule will help ensure that you are changing fluids, replacing filters, and performing other essential checks and services at the appropriate intervals. By following this schedule, you will not only enjoy a better driving experience, but you will also extend the life of your car. Don’t underestimate the importance of maintenance – it’s an investment in your vehicle and your safety. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to consult your owner’s manual or reach out to a Chrysler genuine service mechanic.

Keep track of all service records for future reference

It’s important to keep track of all service records for future reference; this can be done in the service booklet. Whether it’s regular maintenance, repairs, or part replacements, having a detailed history of your vehicle’s care not only helps maintain its value but can also save you time and money down the road. Imagine trying to sell your car without any service records – potential buyers may be hesitant to make an offer. On the other hand, if you have a comprehensive record of all the work that’s been done, it can reassure buyers that the vehicle has been well-maintained and cared for. Plus, when you bring your car in for service again, having those records on hand can help technicians diagnose and fix issues more efficiently.

Make sure to use genuine Chrysler parts for replacements

When it comes to replacing parts on your Chrysler, make sure to always use genuine Chrysler parts. These parts are specifically designed and tested for your vehicle, ensuring the best fit and performance. While aftermarket parts may be cheaper, they can sometimes cause more harm than good in the long run. Plus, using non-genuine parts can potentially void your warranty. It’s always worth the investment to use authentic parts and maintain the integrity of your vehicle.

Using genuine parts can also help maintain the resale value of your car. This is especially important if you plan on selling or trading in your Chrysler in the future. You should always consult with a trusted mechanic or the dealership for any part replacements and ensure that they are using genuine Chrysler parts.

Taking care of your car is essential to its longevity and smooth functioning. It can be intimidating to dive into the world of car maintenance, but taking a few steps to understand the requirements and obligations under your warranty, familiarizing yourself with your Chrysler’s maintenance schedule and generally looking after your vehicle is the best way to keep it running in top condition. The effort you put in now will pay dividends later.

Darren is an expert on driving and transport, and is a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists

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