Maintaining Your Mid Rivers Dodge Challenger

Your new Mid Rivers Dodge Challenger, is one of the most hooneriffic rides on wheels. Built for years of driving pleasure, and excitement, it is available in various tunes including a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, a 5.7-liter Hemi and a 6.4-liter Hemi. As precise as they are, they still require assistance to maintain their performance and peak power. A few simple steps will make sure your Dodge Challenger is up to the task, all day, every day. A wealth of information is in your Dodge Challenger Owner's Manual but rely on the service experts at Mid Rivers Dodge who know your Challenger inside and out.

Slippery Things: Your Mid Rivers Dodge Challenger is a precision instrument providing years of pleasure when properly cared for. Designed to operate with conventional or synthetic motor oil, and a new oil filter to remove impurities that may find their way inside, it lets you know when it's time for a change via the Challenger's Oil Change Indicator alert. But if you "forget" to change it, even though the alert is lit, we at Mid-River CDJR recommend that you not exceed 12 months or 10,000 for the 3.6-liter and 5.7-liter engines. Owners of the 6.2-liter Hemi should consult their Owner's Manual for service intervals. 

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Napleton's Mid Rivers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

4951 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Directions St. Peters, MO 63376-1652

  • Sales: (636) 720-9984
  • Service: (888) 822-0458
  • Parts: (888) 749-8034
Wheel Alignment: We know how tempting it is to blip (a quick, sharp sound) the throttle of your Challenger. We get it, we're hoonigans, too. But, it's a totally different thing to wear down tires prematurely because your car is out of alignment. Properly inflated and professionally aligned, the tires will steer you on the straight and narrow, with the added bonus long tire life (excluding the random throttle blips, of course). The Mid Rivers Dodge service department can set up proper intervals for your Dodge Challenger. A Napleton Pro tip: Always balance and rotate your tires before performing an alignment to maintain equal tire wear at every corner.

Sparked Up: Spark plugs in the Dodge Challenger are typically long-lifers but every now and then, they may need replacing. That's okay though. The professionals at Mid Rivers CDJR Parts Department have you covered. They recommend changing spark plugs at the 100,000 mile mark. Your Dodge Challenger owner's manual can offer more extensive details.

Change the Transmission Fluid: Modern transmissions are typically sealed units today, and as such there is relatively little to go wrong as a result. As a high mileage driver, you might consider changing the transmission at intervals of 90,000 miles or so.  If your Mid Rivers Dodge Challenger is stocked with a manny tranny (manual transmission), your service advisor advises you to change your MANUAL transmission fluid every 50,000 miles. Such attention goes a long way towards trouble-free driving in your Dodge Challenger. For more information check with your Dodge Challenger's owner's manual and your Mid Rivers advisor.

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Brake Pads and Rotors: We know what your Dodge Challenger can do with the accelerator. What about the brakes? Can it stop as expected? The Dodge Challenger's standard and Brembo Calipers and pads (if equipped) can safely bring things under control. For how long, though, depends on your driving style. An inspection of the brake rotors and pads are required to keep your Challenger operating properly. Yout Dodge Chrysler Jeep and Ram service advisor is happy to inspect them for you.

Air Filters: The fuel and air mixture is what makes your Mid Rivers Challenger go, and for best results, that air better be clean. Because of its need to breathe freely, that's why there is an air filter inside. Designed to let the air in freely, while at the same time trapping particles and debris, it will occasionally need replacement.  Your Mid Rivers Dodge Service Department recommends a change every 30,000 miles unless you live in a particularly arid region, which would require more frequent exchanges. Trust us. Your Challenger will thank you for it.

New Wipers: Worn out windshield wiper blades can make your windshield dirtier than before you turned them on. Streaky tracks, buggy smudges, and patches of water that aren't getting washed away are all results of blades that have overstayed their welcome. Care should be taken to change the wipers every six months to make sure the road ahead is a clear one. The Mid Rivers Dodge Parts and Service department stocks a full range of Mopar-approved Wiper Blades for your Dodge Challenger and other vehicles. A Napleton Pro tip: When the wipers leave water spots, squeaks or streaks on the windshield, it's time for replacement.

Tire Rotation: The rubber at each corner of your new Dodge Challenger are matched perfectly to the drive dynamics of that vehicle. In order to protect your investment and get the longest life possible from them, they should be rotated at the same time that you bring your car in for an oil
and filter change. But if you see excessive outer wear on the edges or cupping on the tread surface, don't wait until the next oil change-get in there immediately. Mid Rivers suggests following the rotation diagram in the Challenger's Owner's Manual. A Napleton Pro Tip: Always rotate the tires before having an all-wheel-alignment performed.

Check Those Fluids: Planning a big road trip or a cross country excursion is something that should never be left to chance. Stop by Mid Rivers Chrysler, Jeep Dodge and Ram for a quick check of your fluid levels and conditions before you go. Because nothing should be left to chance. Nothing is more annoying than pushing the wiper fluid button and getting nothing. Mid Rivers CDJR service department is ready to top off all fluids, when necessary, even between oil changes. Call up for an appointment today.

Finally: A smart owner of a new Mid Rivers Dodge Challenger will read the Owner's Manual for all sorts of hints, tips and directions on the care and operation of their new Dodge Vehicle. Additionally, the service department and advisors at Mid Rivers Dodge are eager to offer you professional service that will keep your Challenger running and feeling like new. Call them for more information today.