Spring is a time of transition. Cold to hot, short days to long days, old to new. You’ve probably already started getting your summer clothes out and putting you winter ones up for next year. While you’re in the “getting things ready” mode, your car could use some attention as well. There’s no denying that regular checkups and maintenance will not only keep your vehicle going strong, but also for a longer period of time. At Executive Dodge Jeep® in Wallingford, CT, we want to make sure you know how important it is to get your car checked out regularly, even if you aren’t currently having problems.

When you come into our Dodge Service Center, the first thing our extensively trained service professionals will do is check your oil. Regular oil changes are perhaps the most common aspect of regular maintenance. It’s not a mistake either, dirty oil can have several adverse effects on the engine including corrosion and increased friction leading which can lead to overheating.

While the importance of oil changes should not be understated, that doesn’t diminish the importance of making sure you have a clean air filter as well. The air filter works to keep your engine safe from any debris the car may come across, while still allowing air to freely enter and exit. A dirty air filter disrupts this process and can lead to problems like decreased fuel economy.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When you bring your vehicle into Executive Dodge Jeep® before there’s a problem, you could save yourself a lot of grief. We’ll check your oil, air filter and give you an extensive diagnostic. If something needs to be fixed or replaced, we’ll do so with only quality parts from our Dodge parts department.