Maintaining Your Mid Rivers Dodge Grand Caravan.

Still a favorite after all these years (With apologies to Paul Simon), the  Mid Rivers Dodge Grand Caravan can take seven passengers and all their things along for a crosstown adventure, a cross-country excursion, and a pickup of hot-cross-buns from the local gourmet bakery. A direct descendant of the original Dodge Caravan Minivan family, the Caravan has provided space, reliability, and general haulage for several generations. Regular maintenance, as outlined in the Mid Rivers Dodge Grand Caravan owner's manual, will help your Grand Caravan provide years of driving pleasure and utility. Your Mid Rivers Dodge Service Advisor can fill in the gaps with suggestions and advice in keeping your Grand Caravan on the road.

Before you start to get nervous, realize the maintenance list is not too strenuous. What follows are just normal tips that will help to keep your Mid Rivers Dodge Grand Caravan working like the day it was new.

Brake Rotors and Pads: Brakes are what bring your Grand Caravan to a complete stop. A spinning rotor made of steel is clamped by brake pads that squeeze against the rotor to slow down the rate of speed you may be traveling at. Eventually they will wear out by normal usage and are quickly replaced. Sure you could wing it, but to be safe, your Grand Caravan Owner's Manual suggests having a service technician check it every time you are in for an oil change. Your Mid Rivers Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ram Service Advisor will be happy to inspect them for you.

Air Filters: Mopar-approved air filters are a requirement for allowing your Dodge Grand Caravan to breathe freely. With the specific job of filtering out dirt and debris before it can have a chance to enter your Dodge Grand Caravan's 3.6-liter Pentastar engine, it should be replaced every 30,000 miles, or sooner, if you use your Grand Caravan in dusty surroundings. Your Mid Rivers Service Department stocks all the proper filters to keep you going for many miles of hassle-free driving.

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Filter That Oil: Utilized throughout the Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ram lineups, your 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine is a precision-built piece of equipment that is used to racking up miles and miles of uninterrupted service. But in order to get the most from this powerplant, may we recommend a high-quality Motor Oil and Oil Filters to keep them lubricated, regardless of the temperature, climate, locale and more. That's why we are so passionate about Motor Oils at  Mid Rivers Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ram. Your Grand Caravan is equipped with an Oil Change Indicator System to alert you, based on the work load your engine has been subjected to, when it is time for an oil change. We stock traditional "conventional" or "high performance" Synthetic Motor Oils and oil filters. Consult with your Mid Rivers Service
Advisor or your Dodge Grand Caravan Owner's Manual for more details.

Alignment: Having your Dodge Grand Caravan pull left or right can be a bit concerning, especially when you were not expecting it. Still it's not the end of the world. It's just usually a sign that your front tires have recently met a curb, a pothole or a parking block. We're not out to cast blame, but the bottom line is that none of them are going to do your Grand Caravan any favors. It's also the perfect opportunity to come in for an all-wheel alignment on your Mid Rivers Grand Caravan. Your Mid Rivers Service Department is equipped to align your vehicle, even while you wait.  Your  Mid River CDJR service advisor is able to evaluate their condition and set you on a proper interval for restoring balance to your car's steering system. A Napleton Pro Tip: Rotate and Balance your tires before performing an all-wheel-alignment. It will help to maintain even tire wear at all four corners of your Dodge Grand Caravan.
Rotate Those Tires: Rotating the tires on your Dodge Grand Caravan is the best, smartest way to guarantee equal tire wear at all four corners.  Periodically rotating the tires of your Dodge Grand Caravan is a way to prevent premature tire wear. A good rule of thumb is to have your Mid Rivers Service Technician check and rotate them every time you are in for an oil service. They should also be rotated at the first signs of erratic wear. A Napleton Pro Tip: For longest life and equal wear, tires should always be rotated at the same time as every oil change, and always before they are aligned.

Transmission Fluid: Your Mid Rivers Dodge Caravan's transmission is a factory-sealed unit, with little in scheduled maintenance other than making sure it is filled to the correct level. With normal usage, it should be good for around 120,000 miles. If you operate your Grand Caravan in a high-mileage manner, or under extreme conditions, your Mid Rivers Owner's Manual will suggest changing the Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) every 60,000 miles. Consult with your Mid Rivers Service Advisor, who will suggest ways to keep your Caravan's transmission running at its peak.  Proper care will insure miles of service from your Mid Rivers Dodge Grand Caravan.

Lubricants and Other Wet Things: Your Mid Rivers CDJR Service Department is your one-stop shop for keeping your vehicle in top-flight working order. They stock all parts, fluids and accessories to keep your Grand Caravan in top-shape. They include Brake fluids, Power Steering fluid, Transmission fluid, Coolant, Wiper fluid, and yes, Motor Oil. All are critically important to your Caravan. Check them once a month. It will give you something to do. The tire pressure, too. No balking. In need of a top-off? The Mid-Rivers Dodge Chrysler Ram and Jeep service center would love for you to drop by and say hello. They'll be happy to see you. Call for an appointment, today.

Dirty Wipers: Dirty wipers equal dirty windshields. Don't be that guy. Make sure your  Dodge Grand Caravan is operating with a full deck…of fresh Mopar-Approved wiper blades and a topped-off reservoir of Mopar Wiper Fluid. Face it, nothing lasts forever, and wipers are no different. They fail because of heat and humidity and become hard, brittle, streaky and noisy, refusing to work as they are supposed to. Water splotches remain, squeaks come through, and bottom line, your windshield isn't really clean after all. A Napleton Pro Tip: If spots, smears and streaks are still on the windshield, it's time to replace them. Your Mid Rivers Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ram Service department stocks a full lineup of Mopar Wiper Blades made specifically for your Dodge Grand Caravan.

Spark Plugs: They probably last the longest and are the least intrusive part on your vehicle: the Spark plugs. Installed when the engine was built, are responsible for making your internal combustion V6 operate properly. According to your Mid Rivers owner's manual, they should be good for approximately 100,000 miles before requiring replacement. Still, things may happen (rarely) before then, requiring a replacement set. Contact the Mid Rivers CDJR service depart today to make an appointment. Your Dodge service department can hook you up. Call for an appointment today.  

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