Chrysler Jeep Service FAQ for Springfield, MO

Car Service FAQ's

Regular maintenance is important if you want to keep your vehicle running in peak condition, but there's a lot of confusion over what maintenance your car actually needs and why. The service center at Youngblood Chrysler Jeep in Springfield, MO has the answers. If you have a question that isn't addressed here, please give us a call at (877) 469-8411.

Why Do I Need My Oil Changed?

Your engine is comprised of many moving parts, and when not kept cool and lubricated by engine oil, they can grind against each other and cause damage. Old engine oil becomes dirty, and less effective at keeping your engine clean and running smoothly.

How Often Do I Need My Oil Changed?

That depends on what type of oil you use. Conventional oil should be changed every 3,000-5,000 miles, while some synthetic oil only needs to be changed every 10,000 miles! Check your owner's manual for the manufacturer recommended oil change intervals and oil type.

Do I Need to Replace the Oil and Air Filters?

We recommend changing your filters at every oil change. These filters prevent contaminants from entering your engine, which can cause scratches, wear, and even affect fuel economy.

When Should I Change My Tires?

When the tread of your tires has worn down past 2/32 of an inch, they no longer have sufficient traction for you to drive safely. You can check tread depth by inserting a penny upside-down into the tread. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, then you need to replace your tires.

Why Should I Rotate My Tires?

Depending on how and where you drive, your tires will wear down at different rates. For example, the outside edge of your front tires wear quicker than the rear tires, since they take the brunt of a turn. Rotating tires keeps any one tire from wearing down faster than the others, and increases your tires' lifespan.

Why Should I Get My Wheels Aligned?

If your vehicle is pulling to the right or left, your wheels are likely out of alignment. You might notice this after hitting a curb. Leaving your tires unaligned can cause excessive tire wear.

Why is My Check Engine Light On?

A solid illuminated check engine light can mean many things. It may be a malfunctioning oxygen sensor, a faulty spark plug, a failing catalytic converter, or simply a loose gas cap. Bring your vehicle in to Youngblood Chrysler Jeep for a diagnosis.

Why is My Check Engine Light Blinking?

A flashing check engine light is indicative of a much more serious issue than a solid light. This means your engine is misfiring. This can result in needing serious repairs if not brought in to an auto service center immediately. We do not recommend driving if your check engine light is blinking.

Why Do I Need to Jump-Start My Car So Often?

If your engine is slow to start, or turns over but won't start at all, the culprit is usually the battery. A battery normally lasts between three to five years. If you need to jump your car more than three times in a week, it's time to replace your battery. Another sign your battery is past its prime is if you've noticed the dash lights have grow dimmer. You can test your car battery's charge at Youngblood Nissan.


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